Police looking for man accused of threatening to rape woman at Orlando park

The Orlando Police Department is searching for a man who reportedly threatened to rape a woman at Laureate Park Sunday morning. 

According to an incident report, a woman was walking her dog around 6 a.m. along Tavistock Lakes Road when the man approached her and began a conversation with her. He asked her how long she lived here, and pointed to the darker side of the lake, in which she became nervous, authorities said. 

Then, the man reportedly asked for her phone number and made comments about her body. When the woman told him no and that she was uncomfortable, the man reportedly threatened to rape her, before running east toward Narcoossee Road. 


Officers said they obtained video believed to be the man and are asking for the community's help in identifying him. 

According to police, he is described as a man possibly in his 20s with brown curly hair and brown eyes. He is approximately 5 feet 9 inches tall.

Authorities said he was wearing a purple t-shirt and an unknown colored head bandana. His car is described as a white 4-door sedan.

Anyone who has seen him or has any information regarding the car is asked to call 321-235-3000 or contact Crimeline Florida anonymously at 1-800-423-TIPS(8477).

The community is in encouraged to be mindful and vigilant of their surroundings and report any suspicious activity to police.