• Man wanted for sexual battery, carjacking in Orlando, police say

    By: James Tutten


    ORLANDO, Fla. - A carjacker who also sexually battered a woman at gunpoint is on the run, according to the Orlando Police Department.

    Police said the violent incident happened around 3 a.m. Monday on Rose Bay Drive.

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    During the carjacking, a woman was sexually battered by the culprit while he held another man at gunpoint, officers said.

    Police said they are looking for the assailant, who fled in the victim’s vehicle, a dark blue 2015 Hyundai Sonata.

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    Limited information was released by police describing the carjacker as a thin black man, in his late 20s, around 5 feet 9 inches tall and wearing a gray hoodie and gray shorts.

    "I do have a concealed weapons permit, and now I'm going to carry my gun every morning with me," said a woman who asked to not be identified. "I didn't think I had to before, but obviously, I guess you have to."

    Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Orlando Police Department.

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