Woman Changing Flat Tire On Turnpike Is Assaulted



On Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at approximately 9:00 a.m., a female traveling north in a red vehicle on the Florida Turnpike between the Palm Beach Gardens and Jupiter exits, had a flat tire and pulled over to the side of the road. Shortly after, a white male driving a white vehicle pulled over and asked the victim if she needed assistance. The suspect asked the victim to retrieve an object to assist in removing the hub cap. The victim walked over to the passenger side of her car, opened the door, and as soon as she leaned inside the vehicle, the suspect came up behind her and pushed her in the vehicle. After the victim was forced into the vehicle, the suspect sexually assaulted her.

If anyone was driving northbound on the Florida Turnpike between 8:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, February 11, 2014, and noticed two vehicles on the side of the road in the northbound lanes between Palm Beach Gardens and Jupiter, you are urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS or Detective Carey Jimenez at 561-688-4146.