Jogger not one to run away from a fight

She took on two teens who allegedly accosted her

By Laura McVicker, Columbian staff writer

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Priscilla Dang was matter-of-fact in recounting her decision to fight off two teenagers who allegedly accosted her, one of whom swatted her butt, as she was jogging along the Padden Parkway path.

The 23-year-old Vancouver woman has taken martial arts classes since she was 5, has three brothers and has always felt compelled to stand up for herself.

"I hate when men think they can do that stuff," Dang said on Thursday. "There was no question."

Standing a wiry 5 feet 4 inches tall, she said she works out almost every day in addition to her regular Wushu martial arts training in Clackamas, Ore., so she knew she could take them on.

"They messed with the wrong person," she said.

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