Mount Dora police search for man who grabbed woman by the neck

MOUNT DORA, Fla — The Mount Dora Police Department needs help to identify a suspect in an abduction.

Police say the female victim was walking near Highland St. and 9th Ave. just before 10 p.m. on Feb. 28 when a man grabbed her from behind.

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The woman told police he grabbed her by the neck and forced her into the backyard of a nearby residence.

The victim was able to get away and alert police and was able to provide enough details for police to release a composite sketch.

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If you recognize the man in the sketch or may have witnessed anything that night, please contact the Mount Dora Police Department at 352-735-7130.

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