A 34-year-old woman in Charlotte’s Plaza Midwood neighborhood fought off a man who tried to sexually assault her as she watered flowers in her yard on Tuesday, police said.
The man approached the woman at about 7:45 a.m. and asked if she’d seen his lost dog, according to police.
When she turned her back while talking to the man, he grabbed her and tried to sexually assault her, the woman told police. She said she fought him off.
The attempted assault happened on Norcross Place, near Midwood Park.
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Police said they have increased patrols in the area and had investigative units search and canvass the neighborhood throughout the day.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704.334.1600.