Red Deer, Alberta – Red Deer RCMP are looking for public assistance to identify a man who forced a woman to stop her vehicle, attempted to get in, and then followed her in his truck after she drove away.
Shortly before 1 am on April 14, a 19 year old woman driving on 32 Street in the Westpark neighbourhood encountered a man in a truck who waved at her and attempted to get her to pull over. When she didn't, he pulled his truck in front of her, cutting her off and forcing her to come to a stop. He approached her vehicle and asked her to join him at a bar and then attempted unsuccessfully to enter her locked car. After the suspect made several attempts to block her from leaving, the woman was able to drive away. The suspect then followed her in his truck for some distance before she was able to lose him and go home safely.
The suspect is described as:
- darker skinned
- 5'7" - 6' tall
- late 20s to early 30s
- muscular build
- black, spiked up short hair
- wearing a light coloured zip-up sweater
- driving a newer model F150, dark grey or silver, with an Alberta license plate
If you feel you are being followed or are otherwise in danger, RCMP urge you:
- to call 911
- to drive to the nearest police station
- to lock your vehicle and keep the windows closed
- not to drive home
- to report any similar or suspicious occurrences to police
If you have information about this incident, please contact the Red Deer RCMP at 403-343-5575. If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or report it online. If your information leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward up to $2,000.
Cpl. Karyn Kay
Red Deer RCMP