TAKOMA PARK, Md. (WUSA 9) -- Police are looking for man who assaulted a woman after asking her for money Saturday night.
According to the Takoma Park Police Department, at approximately 10 p.m., a woman was assaulted by a man as she was walking north on New Hampshire Avenue. The man asked the woman for money and when she ignored him and kept walking, he grabbed her from behind in a "bear hug" and started to choke her, police said.
The victim was able to fight the man off before he fled on to Kentland Avenue, police said. The victim was not physically injured and the suspect did not get any property from the victim, according to police.
The suspect was described as a Hispanic male, 5 foot 4 inches and 150 pounds. Police say he was last seen wearing blue jeans, an orange shirt, gray hoodie and white Nike tennis shoes.