A Brooklyn woman out walking her dog fought off a stranger who put her in a chokehold and tried to rape her, shocking video released by the NYPD Sunday shows.
The attacker ambushed the 30-year-old victim from behind as she was walking her pooch near Woodbine St. and Ridgewood Place in Bushwick at about 8:25 am Saturday, cops said. He put her in a chokehold and dragged her to the ground, the video shows.
The victim dropped her dog’s leash in the struggle and the startled small canine darted part way down the block.
As the attacker held the victim in the chokehold he started humping her over her clothing while she struggled to free herself.
She managed to fight him off, and he ran away east on Woodbine St., police said.
The woman, who suffered neck and face injuries, initially declined medical attention but later went to Interfaith Medical Center, cops said.
In addition to video of the attack, cops on released surveillance images of the suspect taken before the attack and are asking the public’s help identifying him and tracking him down.
He is described as about 30 and 5-feet-8 with a dark complexion, black hair in dreads, a thin mustache and what appears to be a slight goatee. He was wearing a black baseball hat with a rose design on the front, a black T-shirt, black shorts and black sneakers.
Cops ask anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS.