Police: Man tried to sexually assault woman outside Orlando IHOP



ORLANDO, Fla. - A woman said a man tried to sexually assault her outside of an Orlando IHOP restaurant early Monday morning.

Police said a 20-year-old woman was walking to her car about 4 a.m. Monday when a man approached her in the Colonial Drive IHOP parking lot and tried to attack her.

Authorities said the man began inappropriately touching himself and asked her to perform a sexual act. When she refused, police said the man forced himself on top of her and tried to sexually assault her. 

Officers said the man then got in his car and drove off. The car is described as a silver or light-colored vehicle.

Surveillance cameras captured an image of the man, but police have not yet been able to identify him.

The man described as Hispanic, standing about 6 feet tall and weighing roughly 170 pounds, the victim told investigators. He had black hair and brown eyes and may go by the nickname "Hello Kitty," according to authorities.

Police said he may also frequent downtown Orlando and possibly resides in west Orlando or Orange County.

Anyone with information is please asked to contact Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS.

Channel 9 learned neighboring businesses are warning their employees to be alert.