Laredo police officers are looking for a man who was recorded beating, dragging and forcing a woman into a vehicle, authorities said on Tuesday afternoon.
Police officers were dispatched at about 2 a.m. Tuesday to an assault report in the intersection of Ejido and Laredo Street. A gray pickup pulled over on the side of the road. Then, a man exited the vehicle and began viciously attacking a female passenger.
Surveillance footage from the area recorded the man parking the pickup, possibly a Dodge Ram, and exiting the vehicle. He then opens the passenger door behind the driver side and strikes the female passenger four times.
“The male suspect then yanks the victim out from the backseat and throws her down onto the floor. Once on the floor, the male suspect is seen dragging the victim from her hair as he continues to strike and kick the victim,” police said in a statement.
At one point, it appears the man mounts her torso as she faces down.
“It is unclear what action he is taking with the victim at this point but seconds later the female victim appears to be unconscious as her body is carried inside the vehicle. Once the female is placed inside the driver seat, the male again appears to struggle with the female as she fights to be free,” police stated.
He then struck her with a considerable force that caused the woman to fall from the driver seat onto the street. She then crawls, but the man grabs her by the hair to force her into the rear passenger seat. She tried to free herself from the offender. However, the man managed to push her body inside the backseat and drove off, according to police.
“Laredo Police have serious concerns for the safety and well being of the female. If anyone can identify the victim or the suspect or if anyone recognizes the gray pickup truck, they are asked to contact Laredo Police at 795-2800, Crime Stoppers at (956)-727-TIPS (8477), the Laredo PD app, or the Laredo Police Department Facebook Page with any information. All calls will remain anonymous,” LPD stated.