09/07/2014 11:11 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

US Marshal Subdues Suspect Who Groped Her On Pittsburgh Jogging Trail

An off-duty US Marshal says she fought back against a man who groped her butt and pulled down her shorts on a trail popular with runners in Pittsburgh.

The 19-year-old suspect, Robert Flynn, ran away after allegedly pawing the marshal on Tuesday, but she chased him down and swiftly kicked him in the crotch, according to CBS Pittsburgh.

While in pursuit of the accused pervert, the marshal hollered at other joggers to call 911.

The woman says she identified herself as a federal marshal and kicked Flynn after he resisted being detained and charged at her, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.. The marshal, who's 5-feet-5 and weighs 150 pounds, also punched the 6-feet-4, 210-pound Flynn in the face.

She injured a pinky in the tumult.

Police arrived to find Flynn cornered by the marshal, according to WTAE.

Police said Flynn might be the culprit in an earlier attack on the same route in which a woman said a young man hoisted up her skirt, CBS Pittsburgh said.

Flynn faces numerous charges, including aggravated assault, indecent assault and escape, reports say.

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