MIAMI BEACH (CBSMiami) – A homeless man is facing serious charges after police say he attacked a woman on the beach.
On Christmas night, a woman was sitting on the beach by herself when a man, later identified as 29-year-old Robert Reitz, came up from behind and tried to force her to perform a sex act on him.READ MORE: COVID In Florida: 7,296 New Cases, 93 Deaths Reported On Friday
She was eventually able to get away when she screamed for help and he ran off.READ MORE: Stimulus Check Update: Are You Eligible For A Plus-Up Payment?
The woman said when she reached down to pick up her cell phone from the sand, it was actually a man’s wallet.
She went back to her hotel and reported the attack to the police. Using the wallet, they were able to take Reitz into custody.MORE NEWS: BSO Deputy Shoots, Kills Knife-Wielding Man Outside North Lauderdale Strip Mall
He’s been charged with sexual battery, battery, false imprisonment, and marijuana possession.