MIAMI BEACH (CBSMiami) – Miami Beach police announced the arrest of a man wanted in connection with the attack of a woman inside an elevator on Wednesday.
The suspect has been identified by police as homeless 23-year-old Martin Bodden.READ MORE: Florida State University Picks Three Finalists For President; Corcoran Out
Police found Bodden Thursday in the area of 41st Street and the Boardwalk.
The attack happened Wednesday when the 68-year-old victim returned to her residence in the 4700 block of Collins Avenue after a morning jog.READ MORE: 1,200 Shots Given During Miami-Dade Pop Up Vaccination Event In South Miami
Miami Beach police said the assailant entered the elevator with her. While the two were inside the closed elevator, the man began attacking her and making attempts to raise her skirt and shirt.
“our officer this morning spotted that man matching that description matching description at the 41st Street Boardwalk. He was immediately detained, brought to Miami Beach Police Department for questioning, where he confessed to being involved in yesterday’s attack.”
The woman fought off the man and escaped without injury when the elevator doors opened to the fourth floor.MORE NEWS: COVID In Florida: 3,319 New Cases, 57 Additional Deaths Reported Saturday
Surveillance captured the suspect, in a white T-shirt and black shorts, exiting onto the third floor. He used his T-shirt to wipe down the elevator buttons before getting back in and leaving the building.