Man posed as police officer, sexually assaulted woman, then ran her over with a car

Posted at 7:18 AM, Oct 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-19 18:09:55-04

A man who claimed he was a police officer sexually assaulted a woman in Detroit, then hit her with his car as she made her escape.

The woman's ordeal began around 4:30 a.m. and ended about 45 minutes later when she was able to break free and run to a house where the homeowner says the woman forced her way in through the front door, screaming for help.

Detroit Police say the man, who was claiming to be an officer, was not wearing a uniform and did not present a badge. He claimed he was a police officer and, at gunpoint, forced the woman into his vehicle near Michigan Avenue and Proctor in southwest Detroit.

The woman told police she was outside because she was moving her belongings from one location to another.

She was driven to a field on the 4600 block of Scotten in southwest Detroit where she was beaten and sexually assaulted.

The woman remains hospitalized.

Detroit police say the suspect is described as a Hispanic man in his thirties. He was wearing tan cargo pants and a burgundy hoodie. His vehicle is describe as a black Jeep with a temporary license in the rear window. 

Anyone with any information is urged to call the Detroit Police Sex Crimes Unit at 313-596-1950.