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Bus Rider's Nightmare: Man Hassles Her, Follows Her off the Bus & Rapes Her

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Suspected of rape.
Houston Police and Crime Stoppers are looking for help in finding a man who was the nightmare no bus passenger wants to endure.

Last Wednesday at 1:45 p.m., a 31-year-old woman was walking to the Metro stop at Wayside Drive and Lawndale when she was approached by a man who wanted to talk.

She preferred not to and moved on, hopping onto a bus she no doubt was very glad to see arrive.

"The male suspect followed her aboard, where he became increasingly aggressive," Crime Stoppers says. "After the female victim exited the bus near the 5600 block of Old Spanish Trail, the suspect followed her."

Things got worse very quickly -- he hit her in the head with a beer bottle, causing lacerations, and then forced her into a nearby field where he raped her.

Here's the suspect's description:

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male is in his late teens to early twenties. He has a thin build, approximately 5'7" tall, with various exposed tattoos up and down both arms and his neck, including a star tattoo on the right side of his head and a tattoo of a woman (possibly the Virgin Mary) on his right forearm.

Anyone with information about the identity of the suspect is asked to contact Crime Stoppers of Houston at 713-222-TIPS (8477). There's a reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to the filing of felony charges or arrest of the suspect.


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