Police arrest shirtless man they say raped woman, robbed man on Miami Beach

Surveillance video captures Pedro Meguel Tomayo on bicycle riding around area, detectives say

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – A 37-year-old homeless man is under arrest facing charges including sexual battery after he attacked a woman on Miami Beach and robbed the man who was with her. Police believe there may be other victims and they are urging them to come forward.

According to the arrest report, Pedro Meguel Tomayo was shirtless and riding a bicycle around the streets of Miami Beach and then went onto the beach.

He approached a man and a woman who in the area of the 3rd Street Lifeguard stand on Wednesday, Aug. 5 at 3 a.m. and tried to begin a conversation with the pair.

He punched the male victim and pushed him down into the sand and threatened him with a knife. Once on the ground, police said Tomayo stole the man’s jewelry. He then told the victim to leave the area and walk towards the water, still threatening him with the knife.

This, police said, allowed Tomayo to be alone with the female. The victim, who was wearing a two-piece bikini, was forced to the ground while Tomayo pressed the knife against her back.

The victim said she then felt him put his hand into her bikini bottom and then penetrate her vagina with his fingers while making threats to her. As she was on the ground, he also stole her jewelry, a gold chain and pendant.

He then took off, the victims told police.

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