Charges: Man tried to rape woman who wouldn't let him rub her feet
TACOMA, Wash. -- A stranger offered to rub a woman's aching feet early last Tuesday in Tacoma only to slam her against a tree and attempt to rape her when she refused, according to charges filed July 30 in Pierce County Superior Court.
According to the charging documents, the victim was walking on Pacific Avenue near South 60th Street around 3:15 a.m. when she sat down on a planting box to rest her feet.
A man later identified as 30-year-old Marcus Stockinger had been screaming curse words nearby and sat down next to the victim to introduce himself, according to the charging documents.
Upon realizing the victim's feet were hurting, Stockinger reportedly asked to rub them. When the victim refused the offer and got up to leave, Stockinger reportedly grabbed her by the hips and repeatedly slammed her into a large tree.
According to the charging documents, Stockinger told the victim to drop her pants, then thrust his hips into her and scratched at her face. When she started screaming for help, Stockinger reportedly punched her multiple times in the back of the head.
The victim attempted to use her stun gun on Stockinger and took off running when he released her. But, Stockinger reportedly chased after her.
Meanwhile, a witness had heard the victim screaming for help and called 911. Tacoma Police Department officers arrived and arrested Stockinger as he was walking away from the scene.
The victim told officers Stockinger had taken a pack of cigarettes from her. According to the charging documents, he was smoking a cigarette and had a pack of cigarettes on him when he was arrested.
Stockinger has been charged with attempted rape, indecent liberties and robbery.