Deputies seek to question woman who grabbed girl’s arm at apartment complex near Clermont

Deputies seek to question woman who grabbed girl’s arm at apartment complex near Clermont
Lake County detectives released a composite sketch Thursday in hopes of identifying a woman who grabbed a girl's arm earlier this month at an apartment complex near Clermont. (Lake County Sheriff's Office)

LAKE COUNTY, Fla. — Lake County detectives released a composite sketch Thursday in hopes of identifying a woman who grabbed a girl’s arm earlier this month at an apartment complex near Clermont.

Deputies said the encounter happened between 7:45 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. Oct. 6 near a playground at the Raintree Apartments near U.S. 27 and County Road 474.

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Investigators said a white or light-skinned Hispanic woman grabbed the 9-year-old’s arm while she was walking her dog.

They said the girl’s dog might have bitten the woman on the leg before she ran away.

The woman is 5 feet, 3 inches tall, slender, and has blonde, shoulder-length hair. She is believed to be between 29 and 35 years old.

Deputies said she was wearing a pink-striped dress and black sunglasses and had a tattoo of the sun on her right shoulder.

Detectives said they would like to question the woman about the incident.

Anyone with information about the woman is asked to call Lake County Detective Clay Watkins at 352-343-2101 or email him at clay.watkins@lcso.org.

SUSPICIOUS INCIDENT Lake County sheriff’s detectives are attempting to identify the female in the below composite...

Posted by Lake County Sheriff's Office on Thursday, October 15, 2020

See a map of the scene below: