By Australian Associated Press
Published: 10:46 GMT, 15 January 2020 | Updated: 10:51 GMT, 15 January 2020
French engineer Lisa now avoids Melbourne's parks after she was punched in the face by a stranger who had followed her for 20 minutes.
She tearfully recounted her ordeal on Wednesday as police appealed for witnesses.
Lisa, 24, was standing in Fitzroy Gardens in East Melbourne just before 7pm on January 5 when she says the man hit her and ran off.
'When he saw I was with people he ran away. I remember his eyes, it looked like he was mad, I don't know,' Lisa said.
French engineer Lisa relives the experience of stalked and punched in the face by a stranger
'Now I avoid all the gardens. It's terrible, Fitzroy Gardens was my favourite place and now I just try to walk around it. I just run and I don't feel safe.'