Reporting Brad Edwards
EVANSTON, Ill. (CBS) — Police have released surveillance video of a man wanted for a sexual assault in Evanston. The video shows a man grabbing a young woman, forcing her into an alley, where she was assaulted.
A woman on a walk got pushed into some bushed along Howard in Evanston, and it was caught on camera. It’s a key for Evanston Police.
“It was one of those ‘a ha’ moments it’s here. It’s actually on the tape,” said Fred Warf, whose surveillance video captured the assault.
“I was absolutely flabbergasted. Seeing the lady run across the street and the man grab her and throw in the bushes the alley across the way.”
And then, soon after, the woman desperately running away.
“I live two blocks away from here,” said one runner.
We showed her the video. Seeing the victim caught off guard on her cell phone has her re-thinking her run.
“Maybe not wear my headphones so loud,” she said.
Knowing it might hold the key, Fred Warf has a helpless feeling knowing how helplessly she likely felt.
“It’s gut wrenching. I’m glad it’s on tape but I’m really upset that it happened,” said Warf. “Just wish you could find him.”
Police tell say the victim is recovering and another concern is they also say it’s atypical for such an attack to take place in the morning.