Brooklyn News Review

Creep in Bushwick rape attempt choked woman as she walked her dog: NYPD

Special victims detectives in Brooklyn are searching for the violent creep who choked out a young woman and attempted to rape her on Saturday morning.

Police said the 30-year-old victim was walking her dog in the area of Woodbine Street and Ridgewood Place in Bushwick at about 8:25 a.m. on July 30 when the perverted perpetrator arrived on the scene and went on the attack.

According to law enforcement sources, the suspect grabbed the woman from behind, placed her in a chokehold and forced her to the ground. Police said he continued to strangle the victim while also simulating sex over her clothing.

But the suspect abandoned his attempt and fled on foot eastbound along Woodbine Street.

The incident was reported to the 83rd Precinct. The victim suffered injuries to her neck and face; although she initially refused medical attention at the scene, she later sought treatment at Interfaith Medical Center.

Police described the creep as a 30-year-old man with a dark complexion and a medium build, standing about 5 feet, 8 inches tall, with black dreadlocked hair, a mustache and chin hair. He was last seen wearing a black baseball cap with a rose design on the front, a black t-shirt, black shorts and black sneakers.

On Sunday, the NYPD released video footage of the suspect walking near the crime scene shortly before the rape attempt.

Anyone with information regarding the perpetrator’s whereabouts can call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish, dial 888-57-PISTA). You can also submit tips online at, or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

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