Sickening moment a realtor is brutally shoved to the ground and groped by a man during an open house
- Violent sexual attack took place in broad daylight in Encino, California
- Surveillance camera caught the moment a balding man in a baseball cap pushed the female realtor, causing her to fall backward
- Victim said the man groped her breasts as she screamed, before running away
A female real estate agent was hosting an open house in California on Sunday when a prospective client pushed her to the ground and proceeded to grope her breasts in a violent midday attack that was caught on surveillance video.
The unnamed suspect attended the open house in the 5700 block of Zelah Avenue in Encino at around 3pm and posed as a potential property buyer.
The realtor with the company with Keller Williams, who asked not to be named or have her face shown on TV, told KTLA there was something about the man that made her wary, so she stayed outside the house with him in full view of a surveillance camera.
A female realtor was showing a house in Encino, California, on Sunday afternoon when she says she was attacked by a man posing as a potential buyer
After having some small talk outside the house, the man in the blue-and-white cap went to shake her hand, as if he was about to leave
Suddenly, the man shoved the real estate agent, causing her to fall backward
After making some small talk with the woman, the man looked directly into the camera, then shook the realtor’s hand, as if preparing to leave.
A second later, he suddenly shoved her in the chest, causing the woman to fall backward onto a patch of grass in the front yard.
In the video, the woman is heard screaming in terror as the attacker runs towards her, bends down and allegedly gropes her breasts before fleeing on foot.
‘I start screaming before he even pushed me because I had a feeling something was coming,’ she told the station in an emotional interview.
The victim was left with bruises and scrapes on her left knee, and suffering from emotional trauma. She said she has been replaying the brutal attack in her mind and it still haunts her.
Surveillance video shows the suspect approach the woman as she screams on the ground
The man allegedly groped the woman’s breast before fleeing on foot
The victim suffered bruises and scrapes to her knee in the attack, the memory of which she says still haunts her
Have you seen him? The LAPD is looking for the man in his 40s with a balding head seen here
‘I see him all the time. He’s in front of him,’ the woman said through sobs. ‘I didn’t sleep last night. I can see his eyes. I can see him looking at me. I can see how he’s gonna attack me. It’s like a movie playing and playing and playing, and i can’t get it to stop.’
The victim said she plans to return to work, but from now on she will only show houses with a male co-worker.
The suspect has been seen in the neighborhood by other realtors and may be a resident of Encino.
He is described as a man in his 40s with a balding head. He was last seen wearing a dark T-shirt and pants, and a blue-and-white baseball cap.
Anyone with information can reach the Los Angeles Police Department at 877-527-3247.