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Man tries to kidnap, rape woman walking home early Monday morning

Surveillance video shows woman struggling with attacker

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Miami-Dade police are trying to find a man who they said tried to kidnap and rape a woman who was walking home.

Police released surveillance video showing the attack, which happened about 4:30 a.m. Monday near West Dixie Highway and Northeast 115th Street just after the woman had gotten of a bus.

The video shows the woman walking with her bicycle when a man runs up behind her, knocks her down and drags her across the ground. The woman can be seen struggling with the man throughout the attack.

Residents who live in the area said they didn't hear a thing.

"I can't believe it actually happened across the street from where I live," Yvette Thompson said. "I just can't believe that."

Police also released a sketch of the woman's attacker.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.

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