Man Solicits, Attacks Woman in Forest Lake Library Parking Lot

Updated: 03/12/2014 4:29 PM
Created: 03/12/2014 4:25 PM
By: Leslie Dyste

Police are searching for a suspect after a woman was attacked in Forest Lake.

According to the Forest Lake Police Department, the woman was in the Washington County Library parking lot at 7:20 p.m. when she was approached by a man in a vehicle.

The woman told police the man offered her $20 for sexual favors. Police say she "denied him" and continued walking to her car.

The man allegedly approached the woman and grabbed her arm and breast. Police say the woman sprayed a "chemical agent" at him, got into her car, and left the parking lot.

The man was described to be in his 60s or 70s, heavy set with a pot belly, a large nose, gray balding hair, and brown eyes. He was wearing glasses and a gray and blue flannel shirt.

His vehicle is described as possibly a Buick from the 1990s, with black pinstripes that are either fading or coming off of the driver's door.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Forest Lake police tipline at 651-209-9911.

Police are continuing to investigate this case.

Photo: KSTP file

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