DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Police have released a new sketch of the man they say is responsible for two attempted sexual assaults in two weeks, along the same street in north Dallas. Investigators said both attempted assaults occurred in the 9200 block of Flickering Shadow Drive, in the Chimney Hill neighborhood.
Both of the victims were out walking their dogs in the morning when the suspect allegedly approached them and starting talking. Police said, as the victims turned their backs to the man to walk away, he attacked them. Both of the victims, a woman in her 30s and a woman in her 50s, managed to escape the attacker. Investigators said that they believe the suspect is the same in both cases.
“I got mad,” said Linda Lindsey when she heard about the attempted attacks. Lindsey has lived in the Dallas neighborhood for nearly 40 years, and walks her dog every morning. “I’m not going to hide in my house. I’m just not going to do it. This is my neighborhood.”
The Dallas Police Department held a community-wide meeting in the neighborhood on Wednesday night. Officers passed out sketches of what they believe the suspect looks like, provided neighbors with safety tips, and even called in an instructor to give a brief self-defense lesson.
One neighbor asked Deputy Chief Andy Acord if this alleged attacker would try and strike again. “I can’t really answer that question,” he responded. “Our goal is to prevent any further occurrences while we are conducting our investigation.”
The first sketch shows the suspect wearing a black skull cap. He is described as a white or Hispanic male with a round face, about 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighing about 160 pounds. Police have asked anyone with information on these attacks to give them a call at 214-373-TIPS.
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