Man holding crowbar follows teen walking dog in Pembroke Pines

Victim ran home after man became verbally aggressive


PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. – Pembroke Pines police have released a composite sketch of a man they say followed a 16-year-old girl while she was walking her dog Tuesday afternoon.

The incident was reported about 1 p.m. in the Walden Lake Community in the 20300 block of Southwest Fifth Street.

Police said the man asked the teen in a heavy Spanish accent if he could pet her dog. The girl said no and continued to walk away as the man approached her.

According to police, the man went to his car, grabbed a crowbar and concealed it behind his back as he continued to follow the teen.

The victim told police that the man became verbally aggressive in his demands to pet her dog so she ran to her house, locked the door and called her mother.

Police said the man returned to his car and drove away.

The man is described as Hispanic and about 40 years old. Police said he is about 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighs about 210 pounds. He has brown hair and eyes, a wrinkled face, a scar on the bottom right side of his chin and has a muscular build.

Police said he was wearing a white T-shirt and blue jeans at the time of the incident.

He was seen driving a white older-model SUV with a baseball-sized dent on the rear driver's side door.

Anyone with information about the man's identity is asked to call Pembroke Pines police at 954-431-2200 or Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.

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