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Police Say Woman Was Dragged Into Woods Near Tall Oaks, Man Tried To Remove Her Clothes

by Dave Emke August 14, 2017 at 3:30 pm 26 Comments

Police are investigating an apparent attempted sexual assault near Tall Oaks Village Center.

Police say that at about 2:30 p.m., a man came out of the wooded area, approached a 22-year-old woman from behind and pulled her off the sidewalk into the woods before attempting to remove her clothes. He apparently fled before any sexual assault took place.

A wooded area off the south side of North Shore Drive, adjacent to the Tall Oaks pool and across from the entrance to the village center, has been cordoned off for the investigation.

According to Pfc. Michael Crutchman of FCPD’s Media Relations Bureau, the suspect is a Hispanic male in his late 20s or early 30s, with brown hair and a full beard. He was wearing a gray shirt with red lettering, a red ball cap and shorts.

The suspect fled the scene in a gray or silver Hyundai with a license plate that is believed to begin with a V, police say.

Anyone with information about this crime should call 703-691-2131 or 1-866-411-TIPS(8477), or text “TIP187” plus the message to CRIMES(274637).

  • Mike M

    Smug, self-righteous sign of the day:

    • Stephen Dunkel

      Have the Russian bots made it all the way to Reston Now, or are you a genuine homegrown racist?

      • Mike M

        Wonderful, Stephen. You are calling me a racist because . . . ? You are a sanctuary dude and don’t want our immigration laws upheld? Did you read the story Stephen? Have trouble with reality not conforming to your sanctimony?

        • Stephen Dunkel

          A Latino man is a suspect in a crime. Nowhere does it say he is an illegal immigrant. In case you didn’t notice, northern Virginia is home to many immigrants, and I welcome them.

          One person here is disturbed by reality, and it is not me.

          • The Constitutionalist

            I think the woman who was dragged into the woods was disturbed by reality also, and it wasn’t you.

          • Mike M

            Do you welcome rapist immigrants?

        • Dude. You just equated being latinx with being an undocumented person. Yeah, that’s a racist statement.

          • Mike M

            “Dude!” The “dude” is or wants to be a rapist. Don’t feel too sorry for him just because he is not white. By the way, wanna take a bet? Around here the odds are against you?

            PS: Look up race. Up your verbal game.

          • Adrian Havill

            Do you also make losing bets at the racetrack?

          • Mike M

            No. But this is not likely a loser.

      • TL;DR

        Let me get this straight.. Stephen you condone Rape.

        • meh

          Only when the person doing it is an illegal. Ken Plum should be held to task for stuff like this. He condones it. He welcomes it. Anything to bring in future votes

    • Tom H

      Mike, inclusive with what specifically?

      • Mike M

        The characters we welcome.

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        • Tom H

          Ok did not realize you knew the details of the suspect’s residency status

          • Mike M

            We know what we need to know. Both of us.

          • DHS knowitall

            Basically you would be breaking federal law if you were to act on this “leak”, going by source.

          • Mike M

            Act? What’s you point, Snowflake?

  • Chuck Morningwood

    beinvenido del barrio, senorita.

  • Arielle in NoVA

    Right by a public pool and a preschool, too (LANK), although LANK isn’t in session right now.

  • RestonAssurance

    We can be certain that 99.999999% of rapists are men whether they’re legal or illegal immigrants, second generation American etc,. Legally weapon yourselves up, ladies!

    • The Constitutionalist

      Well first, don’t be sexist.

      According to the FBI, in 2012 38% of reported rape victims are males and in 46% of those cases the perpetrator was a female. Men can be raped by women too. Not me, but many others.

      Second, are you advocating for the 2nd amendment right now? I’m impressed.

      • RestonAssurance

        Yes, some women are rapists, too, and those cases go under reported by men probably even more so. I always advocate for my second amendment right. Best of both worlds.

  • Reston Now


    The article we posted that afternoon (this article, in fact) clearly states that the suspect was described by police as Hispanic. That information was actually not provided *by police* in their original news release; we had to call a spokesperson to get the additional details. If you’re saying *other* media didn’t report that, it’s likely because they only went by what was in the original Monday afternoon statement from police.


    • Mike M

      The police work for Sharon Bulova and Kathy Hudgins. Sometimes they are PC too.


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