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Pantsless man attacks woman on jogging trail as she fights and screams, Texas cops say

Police looking for a suspect who attacked a woman jogging in north Fort Worth

Jimmy Pollozani, Fort Worth Police Department spokesman, updates residents on the search for a suspect who sneaked up from behind and beat a woman jogger near Marine Creek reservoir on Saturday.
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Jimmy Pollozani, Fort Worth Police Department spokesman, updates residents on the search for a suspect who sneaked up from behind and beat a woman jogger near Marine Creek reservoir on Saturday.

A woman’s run turned into a nightmare last week when a pantsless man attacked her on a jogging trail in Austin, police say.

On June 24, a woman was jogging on the Blunn Creek trails when a man wearing a long white T-shirt and no pants approached her at around 3 p.m., according to an affidavit. The man was later identified as 41-year-old Robert Michael Lormand.

Lormand tackled the woman to the ground and held her down while he touched her inappropriately, police say. When she screamed, Lormand grabbed her throat. He said he had a gun and demanded she stop screaming or he’d kill her, police say.

Lormand told her to keep quiet and go into the woods, but the woman eventually fought Lormand off then ran to a nearby home and called authorities, police say.

Police say they detained Lormand after the incident, but released him because he was not pantsless—he had on long khaki pants. After releasing descriptions of the incident and suspect to the public, a resident came forward and provided a photo from a surveillance camera showing a pantsless Lormand. The resident had given Lormand a pair of khaki pants when he’d asked for help, police say. The resident said Lormand was arrested not long after, according to the affidavit.

Police say they put together a photo line-up including the surveillance photo and presented it to the victim who identified Lormand as her attacker. Police arrested Lormand for the second time on Sunday.

Earlier on the day of the attack, Lormand prompted a lockdown at an area elementary school when police received reports of “a naked man with a gun,” according to KXAN.

Lormand has been charged with third-degree kidnapping. He is currently being held at the Travis County Jail, KXAN reported.

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Dawson covers goings-on across the central region, from breaking to bizarre. She is an MSt candidate at the University of Cambridge and lives in Kansas City.
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