Arlington Police Investigate Attempted Abduction

Suspect Tried to Stun Female Victim

ARLINGTON, VA. – The Arlington County Police Department’s Special Victims Unit is investigating the attempted abduction of a woman in the 2000 block of N. Quincy Street. The attack occurred on Sunday, September 13, 2009, around 6:45 a.m.

The 32 year old victim was walking near a bus stop when an unknown man approached her from behind. He grabbed her around the neck, and they both fell to the ground. The victim fought the attacker and screamed for help. The suspect then attempted to stun the woman with a Tazer or similar device. The stun gun did not work, and the suspect ran off. This appears to be an isolated incident and there are no reports of similar assaults.

The suspect is described as a white Hispanic male around 25 years old, 5’8″ with a medium build. He was clean shaven, with short black hair. The suspect was wearing a black short sleeved t-shirt with yellow writing on the front, and jeans.

People may have heard the victim screaming or witnessed part of the assault, and police ask that they come forward to be interviewed. Anyone who has information about this incident or the identity of the
suspect is asked to call the Arlington County Police Department at 703 558-2222, or Detective Michael Austin at (703) 228-4241.

Witnesses can also call Arlington County Crime Solvers at 866-411-TIPS (8477). Crime Solvers offers a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest. Callers to Crime Solvers do not have to give their names and do not need to testify in court.