UCF police investigate after witnesses report woman screamed for help, pushed into car

By: WFTV Web Staff

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ORLANDO, Fla. - University of Central Florida police are investigating a suspicious incident in which a woman was pushed into a car, possibly against her will.

Police said two residents on the fifth floor of the Tower 3 apartments near Gemini Boulevard called police about 10:30 p.m. Monday when they heard a woman screaming for help.

The witnesses told police the woman screamed as she ran from a white man with brown hair and a dark hoodie.

"They were yelling at each other. I think someone got hit and the guy got the girl to go down to the ground, put her inside his car and then drove away," a student who didn't want to be identified said.

They said the man pushed the woman into the back of a newer-model, four-door sedan.

They did not get a clear view of the driver.

Police canvassed the area, knocked on doors, reviewed surveillance footage and notified other law enforcement.

Police said it is not known if a crime occurred, but they are concerned.

Police said there is surveillance video from where the incident happened, but they said they found none that clearly shows what happened.

UCF police released late Tuesday a picture of a silver Ford Fusion they believe was involved in the incident.

There are emergency call boxes placed around campus.

Anyone with information is asked to call UCF police at 407-823-6666 or Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS.

 

 

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