Taser used to try to disable, kidnap woman? Denver Police on lookout for shocking suspect

The Denver Police Department is searching for an assault suspect with a very worrisome m.o. He allegedly came up behind a woman near the intersection of Florida and Syracuse Wednesday morning and shocked her with a handheld device -- a Taser, possibly? A passing motorist scared him away in this instance, but the DPD wants to bust him before he jolts anyone else. See a full-sized police sketch and get more information below:

Denver Police Search For Assault Suspect

(Denver) Denver Police are looking for a man who assaulted a woman in Southeast Denver during the early morning hours on Wednesday September 8th.

The female victim was walking in the area of Florida Avenue and Syracuse Street when she was grabbed from behind by the unknown suspect. While in his grasp, the suspect used some type of handheld device to shock the woman. When a passer-by slowed his vehicle the suspect released the victim and ran to a small red four-door car and fled the scene. He was last seen southbound from Florida Avenue on Syracuse Street.

The suspect is described as a White or Hispanic male with blue eyes, a full beard that was dark in color with some gray, in his 30's, approximately 5'8" tall with a thin build, wearing a red sweater and jeans.

If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact the Denver Police Department at 720-913-2000 or call Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867). You can text to: CRIMES (274637) then title DMCS and enter your message or send an e-mail to If the information you provide leads to the arrest and charging of a wanted individual, you can receive a cash award up to $2,000.

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