VIDEO: Merritt Island Woman Fights Off Attacker, Runs Into Him Next Day At Grocery Store

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ASA COOK CHARGED, HELD ON $200,000 BOND

ABOVE VIDEO: A Merritt Island woman who was grabbed from behind and dragged into the woods on Tuesday refused to give up without a fight, investigators said.

BREVARD COUNTY • MERRITT ISLAND, FLORIDA (WFTV) – A Merritt Island woman who was grabbed from behind and dragged into the woods on Tuesday refused to give up without a fight, investigators said.

Deputies said the woman managed to escape her attacker and then spotted him again the next day, and the chance encounter led to the arrest of Asa Cook, 26. The woman said she was taking a walk when the man called her over.

She said she kept walking, and moments later she heard the sound of feet shuffling behind her. The woman said the man grabbed her and pulled her into a wooded area on Alma Boulevard.

Deputies said she managed to fight him off and made her way to a nearby convenience store to call 911.

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