California realtor violently attacked and allegedly sexually assaulted at open house

ABC News 1 month ago

A real estate agent was attacked and allegedly sexually assaulted by a man during an open house in Encino, California, over the weekend and the entire ordeal was caught on camera.

Surveillance footage from the front door obtained by ABC’s Los Angeles station KABC shows a man leaning against a wall and speaking with the unnamed real estate agent as she stands on the front step of the house with her arms crossed.

She then steps away to look at her phone and turns her back on the man. He looks up directly into the home security camera, takes a few steps toward her before taking a last glance at the camera and extending his arm to shake the woman’s hand.

Footage then shows the man suddenly lunging at the realtor and violently pushing her over into a bush as she rolls onto the sidewalk screaming.

PHOTO: Police are looking for a man who assaulted a realtor at an open house in Encino, Calif., on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019.
Police are looking for a man who assaulted a realtor at an open house in Encino, Calif., on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019.

He runs over to her while she is still on the ground and allegedly groped her chest, according to an interview she did with Fox 11 Los Angeles. He then fled the scene of the crime.

The victim, who asked the station not to identify her, said that she remembered seeing the same man at another open house a week before.

She became visibly nervous on the front step of the house when the man continued to ask her to take him back inside and grew increasingly frustrated with her refusals before the assault.

Frank Bernardo, identified as team leader at Keller Williams Porter Ranch real estate agency on his Facebook page, released a statement on social media regarding the incident.

PHOTO: Police are looking for a man who assaulted a realtor at an open house in Encino, Calif., on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019.
Police are looking for a man who assaulted a realtor at an open house in Encino, Calif., on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019.

"The agent is doing fine. She is really shook up. She is really upset … she has every right to be. So we take this extremely seriously in our office," Bernardo said. "It was a female that was attacked but this is a serious situation for everybody."

The victim suffered an injured back and severe abrasions in the attack, according to KABC.

Even though the man could be seen clearly in the home security footage, he is still on the run and the Los Angeles Police Department are asking the public for help in identifying him.


Source link
Read also:
ABC News › 1 month ago
A real estate agent was attacked and allegedly sexually assaulted by a man during an open house in Encino, California over the weekend and the entire ordeal was caught on camera.
Fox News › Incident › 1 month ago
An open house in Southern California turned into a fight for her life for a real estate agent, who was violently attacked and groped in an assault that was captured on video.
New York Post › 1 month ago
A Pennsylvania groom-to-be sexually assaulted one of his fiancée’s bridesmaids while she was black-out drunk — just two days before the planned ceremony, state police said. Daniel J. Carney, 28, allegedly attacked the bridesmaid at a Poconos hotel...
The Sun › 2 weeks ago
A TORY minister’s researcher accused of sexually assaulting a teenager allegedly told her: “You can say we’ve had sex in Parliament.” Callum Warren, 27, was labelled “sexually aggressive” by the colleague he was said to have attacked...
CNN › Entertainment › 2 months ago
Lily Allen has said speaking out about being sexually assaulted has damaged her music career. The British singer, who alleged she was assaulted in 2016 by a music industry executive in her 2018 autobiography, told a BBC podcast that her work hasn't been p
The Sun › 1 day ago
A LITTLE girl was sexually assaulted by an intruder who broke into her home and crept into her bedroom overnight. Police are now searching for the sick intruder who attacked the child just before 4.30am in her Radcliff home in Greater Manchester. It...
CNN › 1 month ago
A husband-to-be allegedly sexually assaulted a "black out" drunk bridesmaid at a wedding event in the Poconos just two days before getting married, according to court documents.
The Sun › 1 month ago
POLICE are investigating after a major Irish sports star allegedly sexually assaulted a woman in a Dublin pub on a night out. The alleged incident took place at around 9pm on Friday – with the woman said to have made a complaint to cops the next...
Newsweek › 2 weeks ago
North Las Vegas police confirmed Thursday that murdered University of Northern Nevada student Paula Davis was sexually assaulted as she died from two gunshot wounds to the back of the head.
Forbes › 1 month ago
A new survey says that nearly 1 in 3 female undergraduates at the University of Southern California have been sexually assaulted. Is that true?
Sign In

Sign in to follow sources and tags you love, and get personalized stories.

Continue with Google
OR