Police: Man arrested for attempted rape inside Walmart

Bredan Harvey, 28, allegedly approached her from behind, pulling her dress up while touching her backside.

MIAMI, Fla. – Walmart shoppers were left speechless and disturbed after hearing that a woman was sexually battered at a store they had just finished shopping in along Northwest 79th Street.

“That’s really unsafe. I would come into a Walmart to grocery shop. Just for somebody to come up to me; not thinking that somebody is going to come up to me; touching me, it’s just scary as a female too,” Makaila Carroll said.

According to an arrest form, the victim was shopping when she was attacked.

Bredan Harvey, 28, allegedly approached the woman from behind, pulling up her dress while touching her backside, according to the report.

When she turned around, police say he pushed her to the ground, ripping off her undergarments while trying to touch her below the waist.

Two witnesses saw what was happening and removed Harvey from the woman.

“I don’t even know what to say, I’m at a loss of words. Where is the protection? It’s a shame, it’s a shame there are kids that come here, there are families,” Kayla Carter said.

Miami-Dade officers arrested Harvey on Sunday night.

Harvey was in bond court Monday where a judge revealed that he was already on probation.

Harvey was ordered to have no contact with the victim and to stay away from the Walmart.

The judge set bond at $50,000.

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Sanela Sabovic joined Local 10 News in September 2012 as an assignment editor and associate producer. In August 2015, she became a full-time reporter and fill-in traffic reporter. Sanela holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications with a concentration in radio, television and film from DePaul University.