Creep caught thanks to quick action
In Sandi's words:
Warning Ladies this morning at 8:40 am on busy Red Road (57 Ave) in Pinecrest , my friend and I were running and witnessed a few feet in front of us a fellow FDC runner get assaulted in her lady parts. None of us had a phone! I ran into the middle of busy Red Road flagged down a car that called 911 and the victim and I started in pursuit of the fleeing suspect. Another walker lent me her phone and I ran up to him and took this photo below of the disturbing suspect who has obvious issues.
After the photo the suspect started shouting that he was going to kill us and other obscenities. Another man (triathlete from his sticker) in a white van pulled over in front of sprinting suspect and stopped him got out and helped corner suspect until the Police arrived. The Police were on scene within 7 minutes and searched suspect , handcuffed him and placed in police vehicle. The Suspect had a prior arrest history for this crime as well as a current warrant out for his arrest. Hopefully he will get the help he needs and be off the streets for a while.
Thank you to everyone that stopped and helped apprehend the suspect! We don't even know many of your names but it was great to have so much help. We exchanged numbers with the person attacked, so we may run together in the future.
This is a warning to all run with a phone, buy Police Grade Pepper spray and be alert at all times. The suspect last week on Brickell does not match this suspect description so the other suspect is still on the loose. Thanks to the Pinecrest Police for arriving so fast and being so on top of the situation (even though 7 minutes chasing a deranged individual feels like a long time)!
As for the the other guy in the Brickell/Coral Way area, he is 5'8" to 5'10", Hispanic male, 23 to 28 years old, last seen wearing a black polo shirt and black pant and black shoes. Victim described him as looking as a restaurant worker (that sort of dress). Here is the Channel 10 story and video.
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