A woman escaped an attempted kidnapping last week by poking her umbrella into the attacker’s groin.
That’s according to Broward Sheriff’s Office, which released a sketch of the suspect in the Deerfield Beach incident Monday afternoon. The sketch includes the tattoo of the snake or dragon on the left side of his neck. Other identifiers: five-foot-nine, about 180 pounds, dark complexion, short hair, maybe in his 20s.
Also, he probably was seen leaving the area clutching his groin at 3 p.m. Wednesday in the Deerfield Beach area.
The woman told BSO she was walking along the 4000 block of Northwest First Place when a gray Nissan Altima with dark, tinted windows rolled up next to her. The driver yelled at her to get in the car. The woman declined the invitation.
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From what the woman told police, the driver didn’t accept rejection well. He began cursing at her as he jumped out of the car and grabbed her arms. He punched her in the face several times. Still, she persisted in her resistance.
Then, she plunged the umbrella into her attacker’s groin. He threw her to the ground. She ran off.
Anyone with information can contact BSO Det. Larry Heath at 954-321-4719. Those wishing to remain anonymous can contact Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477) or via the Broward Crime Stoppers website.