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Teen arrested for assault on golf cart path
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Teen arrested for assault on golf cart path

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- Peachtree City police are warning residents to be extra vigilant on the city's multi-use paths after a recent assault.

Sean McClenahan, 19, was arrested Monday in connection with an incident on a path near the Ardenlee subdivision in Kedron Village.

The victim told police she was running along the trail when someone in a golf cart rode up behind her and grabbed her backside. She gave investigators a detailed description of the suspect, which led to McClenahan's arrest.

McClenahan was charged with sexual battery and taken to the Fayette County Jail to post bond.

Peachtree City police have offered some safety tips for residents who use the city's network of paths:

  • Travel in pairs. If feasible, always walk/run in groups.
  • Carry a cell phone. Call 911 to report any suspicious activity immediately. If the suspects are driving a golf cart, get the cart's color and registration number.
  • Be visible. Wear bright colors when walking during the day. Wear light-colored, reflective clothing when walking a night.
  • Keep the volume down. Don't drown out your surroundings with your iPod. Keep the volume at a level where you can still hear bike bells and warnings from runners and walkers.
  • Hang up and walk. Chatting on a cell phone while walking is as dangerous as chatting while driving, as it makes you less likely to recognize traffic danger. Potential criminals also see people on cell phones as distracted easy targets.
  • Be aware of stranger danger. If you see someone suspicious, be prepared to alter your course to avoid him or her. Acting alert and aware can convince bad guys to pick another target.
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