Police search for man they say attempted to abduct woman in Miami

Authorities are investigating after an attempted abduction was caught on camera.

MIAMI – Authorities are investigating after an attempted abduction was caught on camera.

In home surveillance video, a woman can be heard screaming before she is seen running down the street.

It happened off Southwest 24th Street and 22nd Avenue in Miami.

The woman was walking alone around 9 p.m. Wednesday when a man snuck up behind her, and it was all caught on video.

The terrifying screams from the victim got the attention of several neighbors.

The young woman was walking down the street and on her cellphone when a man ran up behind her. She was grabbed from behind.

Detectives are calling it an attempted abduction.

The suspect eventually ran off while several neighbors could be heard in the background asking the woman what was wrong.

The woman said she first encountered the man at a nearby store. The victim was out shopping and the suspect apparently followed her through the neighborhood.

He’s described as a Hispanic, light mulatto male, who stands between 5 feet, 6 inches and 5 feet, 8 inches tall with a medium build and wide stomach. Police said he was wearing a dark-colored hat, a blue disposable surgical mask, a dark-colored shirt and khaki shorts.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.


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Terrell Forney joined Local 10 News in October 2005 as a general assignment reporter. He was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, but a desire to escape the harsh winters of the north brought him to South Florida.