BSO deputy stops assault on woman

February 15, 2008

 BSO deputy stops assault on woman

After a Dania Beach resident reported hearing screams from an area behind a strip mall last Saturday, Dep. Eric Rodriguez arrived just in time to stop a registered sex offender from sexually assaulting a 55-year-old woman. Dep. Rodriguez approached quietly and startled the assailant, who tried to run. He didn’t get very far. Dep. Rodriguez used his Taser to stop and arrest the suspect, who is also a known gang member.

Investigators later determined that the felon grabbed the woman at knifepoint in the parking lot of the strip mall and forced her into a back alley, where he tried to sexually assault her. She was treated on scene for minor cuts. He is facing charges of armed kidnapping and attempted sexual battery.

We commend Dep. Rodriguez’s efforts in removing a dangerous felon from our streets.

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