A man strangled and then sexually assaulted a woman Saturday morning while walking her small dog, on a Brooklyn sidewalk, cops said. Released by the NYPD, the video shows that the 30-year-old victim was unexpectedly approached from behind and placed in a chokehold around 8:30 a.m. near Woodbine Street and Ridgewood Place in Bushwick.
The man struggled the woman to the ground behind a parked car. Footage shows as the man mounts the woman; her dog can be heard barking frantically.
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Before getting away and heading east on Woodbine Street, the woman continued to be strangled and assaulted over her clothing, police said.
The Post was told by a police source on Sunday, “This scumbag literally placed her in a chokehold and pushed her to the ground and almost choked her unconscious.”
Police said, after initially turning down medical treatment, the woman was later treated at Interfaith Medical Center. A police source said the victim sustained a cut to her neck, bruising, and swelling to both eyes.
Police said the attacker is about 30 years old and 5’8″ with a medium build; he wore his hair in black dreads with a mustache and chin hair.
According to authorities. The suspect was last seen wearing a black ball cap with a rose design on the front and was clad in a black t-shirt, shorts, and sneakers.