Realtor Attacked at Open House Caught on Camera, Suspect Arrested
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Los Angles Police Department arrested a man they suspect of attacking a real estate agent at an Encino open house on Sunday. The Tuesday night arrest came after two more women came forward to say they also had unsettling encounters with a man caught on video attacking a real estate agent.
An open house in Southern California turned into a fight for her life for a real estate agent, who was violently attacked and groped in an assault that was captured on video.
“I could have been dead yesterday,” the 51-year-old woman told FOX11 of the Sunday incident in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Encino.
The woman, who asked that her name be withheld, said the man who attacked her had come to her open house the previous week and was acting very strangely and inappropriately.
“I said, ‘What are you doing here,’ and he said, ‘I have a buyer for you,”she told FOX11. “At that point I was kind of nervous and I was a little bit shaky so I said OK we’re in the middle of the house right now, I want to get him outside by the door,” she continued.
The realtor said she then brought the man outside to the front porch, in view of the home’s surveillance video. There she said the man began asking her to look at the bedroom and that’s when she asked him to leave.
The man glanced up at the camera multiple times, then went to shake the realtor’s hand with some final small talk.
“I said thank God he’s leaving,” she told FOX11.
But suddenly, the surveillance video shows, the man shoves the realtor through the bushes in front of the home and onto a sidewalk. He then is seen running over to stand over her. The realtor told FOX11 the man then got on top of her and began to grope her chest as she let out bloodcurdling screams that can be heard on the surveillance video.
The woman’s screams were enough to eventually scare the man off. The realtor, however, said she’s still traumatized by the encounter.
“I see him all the time, he’s in front of me, I didn’t sleep last night, he’s like, I can see his eyes, I can see him looking at me,” she said. “I can see how he can attack me, it’s like a movie playing and playing and I can’t get it to stop.”
Bob Sigmath, the realtor’s boss at Keller Williams Porter Ranch, said his employees will be taking self-defense training.
The attacker is described as being in his mid-40’s, cross-eyed with a bump on his scalp, according to the realtor.
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