Woman attacked in Sebastian park bathroom, police say

Police need public's help identifying attacker

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SEBASTIAN, Fla. – Sebastian police say a woman was able to fight off an attacker Wednesday in the restroom at Riverview Park on Wednesday and authorities are looking to identify the assailant.

The victim called police Wednesday after 1:30 p.m. after she said she was leaving the stall of the women's restroom and was thrown against the wall by an unknown man. She said she was able to kick and punch him until he released her, at which point she ran out of the bathroom and called police.

The man was last seen heading toward U.S. 1 and County Road 512 East. He is described as a 5 feet, 9 inches tall, white man in his early to mid-50s with brown hair and a reddish-brown unkempt beard. He was wearing a red baseball cap with a navy or black hooded sweatshirt, dark jeans and work boots. The victim said he also walked with a limp.

Sebastian police continue to investigate the attack.

Anyone with information about the man is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-723-TIPS (8477) or report information at tcwatch.org.