Man demanding 'panties' corners woman in Miramar, police say

Safeguard Self Storage customers help woman fight off attacker, police say

By Andrea Torres - Digital Reporter/Producer

Carlos Rawlins is being held without bond.

MIRAMAR, Fla. - When a Miramar police officer arrived at Safeguard Self Storage, Carlos Rawlins told her he just wanted a woman's underwear, according to an arrest report. 

Officer Lilian Velarde was called to the Miramar business Sept. 9 after Jacqueline Crawford told a 911 dispatcher Rawlins, 55, of Miami Gardens, had jumped over a business counter and cornered her. 

"She kicked the defendant to prevent him from coming closer," Velarde wrote in the report. 

Crawford also asked two arriving customers to help her fight off the 55-year-old attacker, according to the report.

Rawlins, who continued demanding Crawford's "panties" even after the officer arrived, said he never touched Crawford.

Rawlins was arrested on charges of trespassing, assault and constructing justice.

Broward County jail records show Rawlins was at the Paul Rein Detention Facility on Monday. He is registered as living within a few blocks from Miami Gardens Elementary School and has a criminal record in both Broward and Miami-Dade counties that includes drug and alcohol offenses.

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