HORRIFIC footage shows the moment where a woman was forced into a garage in an attempted rape. The woman escape was able to escape.
Cops say the same suspect tried to attack another woman in her own apartment just 20 minutes later.
The first incident occurred in an upscale West Hollywood neighborhood, where the woman was grabbed by an unknown man.
The man attempted to pull the woman inside the garage of a stranger’s home, making “threats and demands that made her fear bodily harm,” said the Los Angeles Police Department.
Video captured the entire ordeal and the woman is seen moments later running out of the garage to get help. The unidentified man is then seen walking out of the garage.
Less than an hour later, a man believed to be the same person from the first incident pushed a woman into her apartment, also in West Hollywood.
According to police, the woman managed to get away by screaming at him.
“It sounds like he basically followed the female in. It was unlocked and he was able to enter in through the unlocked door,” said Lieutenant John Adams of the West Hollywood division of the LA County Sheriff’s Department.
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No arrests have been made an investigation is ongoing. The man is described as a homeless man in his early 30s. He wore dark clothing at the time and was carrying a bag.
The first attack occurred less than a mile away from where furniture store employee Brianna Kupfer was murdered inside the store last month.
On January 18, Shawn Laval Smith was identified as a suspect in the stabbing death
Laval Smith, 31, was identified by the Los Angeles Police Department, who are calling him ‘armed and dangerous.’
After he was named as a suspect, a press release was issued by LAPD that read, “Smith has been in Pasadena, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, Covina, San Diego, San Fransico and several other locations around southern California.”
At the time of Kupfer’s killing, he reportedly had an active warrant out of San Mateo.
He also has an extensive rap sheet that includes three felonies of assaulting an officer, resisting arrest, and vandalism of $400 or more, according to Fox News.
Homicides in Los Angeles went up 51 percent in 2021 compared to 2019. According to LAPD data, shootings were up 59 percent.
As of February 5, violent crime was up .5 percent from 2021.
Kupfer’s father, along with other critics, are blaming the LA County District Attorney George Gascon for his “soft” policies on crime.
“We need to champion [my daughter] as a beacon of what’s wrong and make sure that people recognize that – because it could be their children next, and it’s just an impossible price to pay,” he said to Fox News.