Sex crimes detectives are searching for a man who dragged a woman, threw her to the ground and fondled her in Forest Lawn early Wednesday morning.

At 1 a.m. a man grabbed the 21-year-old from behind in the 4700 block of 8 Ave. southeast.

Police say her screams were heard by two passersby who came to her aid, causing her attacker to run away.

Investigators say the attack could have been more sinister if not for the strangers who helped her.

The suspect is described as bald, Caucasian, between 30 and 35 and was wearing jeans and a grey hoodie at the time.