FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – Fort Lauderdale police are searching for a man who attempted to sexually assault a woman at a massage parlor.
Surveillance video captured the man walking into the lobby of the Angel Day Spa.READ MORE: South Florida Family Encourages Booster Shots After Vaccinated Relative Dies Of COVID-19
In the lobby, police said he began asking about prices and then he exposed himself to the woman.
As the employee began to run away, the man chased her, cornered her and then threw her on the floor.
Police said the woman began screaming as she struggled to set herself free.
Ultimately, the suspect stopped the attack and fled the scene.
“I would be terrified. I would definitely be terrified,” said a concerned neighbor.READ MORE: 'Unacceptable,' South Florida Haitian Leaders Outraged Over What Happened In Del Rio, Texas
The neighbor said she’s worried the man responsible is still out on the loose.
“Especially if you are not expecting it you can’t protect yourself,” the woman said.
Detectives are gathering footage from businesses in the area.
Police believe the man is between the ages of 25 to 35. He has dark hair, a full beard and he appears to be around 200 pounds.
The suspect was last seen wearing a Marlins cap, a black T-shirt, sweatpants and a black mask with a white “LV” printed on.
“We don’t need that kind of person running around here. I hope they catch him,” said Fort Lauderdale resident George Griffin.MORE NEWS: COVID-19 Death Toll Tops 53,000 In Florida
If you have any information that can help police, please call Broward Crime Stoppers at (954) 493-TIPS.