(WJLA) - In the Glover Park neighborhood, residents aren’t used to hearing about this kind of crime.
"It's family-oriented, very safe, and it's known for being a safe neighborhood so it's devastating," said Allyson King.
According to police, the incident took place at about 1 a.m. on Saturday morning. A 19-year-old waitress had just gotten off work, and she was walking in the 2400 block of Wisconsin Avenue when a man grabbed her in an alley and tried to force her to perform a sex act. Luckily, she was able to break free and run for help.
"That's shocking...I've lived here for a year and never heard of anything like that before," said Piya Paintal.
"Frightening...I'm sorry that happened," added Jules Keniry.
Even at that time of morning, neighbors say there is usually foot traffic here, usually made up of patrons of the bars and restaurants.
"[It's] a higher-priced part of town, but that means nothing," said resident Tim Sullivan.
Until there is word that police have solved this crime, neighbors say they will be on the lookout.