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Report: Suspect Handed Woman A Flower Before Grabbing Her Face

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(credit: CBS)

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GLENDALE (CBSLA.com) — Police sought the public’s help Monday in locating an elderly man who allegedly attempted to force himself on a woman sitting in her car in Glendale, according to a report.

The incident was reported to occur last Tuesday at about 7:30 a.m. along the 300 block of West Broadway while the woman was sitting in her car and using her cell phone while eating breakfast, Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz told the Glendale News Press.

The man walked up to the vehicle and handed her a flower, Lorenz said. As the woman thanked him, the suspect allegedly reached through the open window, placed his hands on the woman’s face and pulled her towards his face, Lorenz said.

When the woman resisted and pulled away, the suspect allegedly grew more aggressive and leaned into her vehicle, according to Lorenz.

A nearby pedestrian intervened and pulled the man away from the alleged victim before the suspect fled on foot west on Broadway, Lorenz said.

The suspect was described as a Middle Eastern man between 65 and 70 years of age, weighing 130 pounds and between 5’3″ and 5’4″ tall, according to police. He was also reportedly missing half of a finger and was seen wearing orange Croc clog shoes.

Anyone with information about the suspect or other details about the incident were asked to contact Glendale Police Department at (818) 548-3106.

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