Man rapes woman at gunpoint during carjacking at Orlando park

Gunman held man at bay during rape, police say

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ORLANDO, Fla. – A man raped a woman at gunpoint while keeping another man at bay during a carjacking early Monday at an Orlando park, police said.

The rape and carjacking were reported at 3:03 a.m. near the Rosemont Community Center at 4872 Rose Bay Drive.

According to Orlando police, a couple was at the park when a gunman forced them out of their car.

The assailant raped the woman while holding the man at bay with a handgun, police said.

The culprit then drove off in the victims' car, police said. He remains at large, police said.

"I always tell people don't be out here late at night," said Lala Johnson, who lives nearby. "They have a certain time that you're supposed to be out here and (then) you need to leave. I don't care if you're with somebody, you're not supposed to be out here at that time."

The gunman was described as a black man in his late 20s, about 5 feet 9 inches tall and a thin build. He has short hair and was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and gray shorts.

Orlando police released a sketch of the man later on Friday.

No other details have been released.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS.


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