Mount Dora police investigating attempted assault

The Mount Dora police department is investigating an attempted assault that happened over the weekend.

It happened Sunday night as the victim was walking near the intersection of Highland Street and 9th Avenue.

The woman told officers she was approached from behind by a Hispanic male who grabbed her by the neck and took her into the backyard of a nearby home. The woman was able to escape unharmed.

The department released a composite sketch of the suspect on Wednesday.

If you recognize this man, call Mount Dora police at 352-735-7130.

Darrell Moody

Darrell Moody is a 6 generation native Floridian, born and raised in central Florida.  He graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2003.  In 2007, Darrell began his radio career with the Florida News Network and WFLF in Orlando.

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