A woman in Santa Monica had a close call after spending a few floors worth of time with a psycho who indicated he was going to rape her in an office elevator, cops said.
Lucky for the victim: The elevator opened a few stops up and someone was waiting for it, according to Santa Monica police. The witness waiting for the lift chased after the suspect unsuccessfully.
According to the SMPD …
… it all happened Wednesday at 429 Santa Monica Blvd. when the woman arrived for work at 9 a.m. She parked in the underground garage and got in the elevator.
According to police:
… The suspect … emerged from an unknown location and entered the elevator.
Once the elevator doors closed, the suspect immediately assaulted the victim, while making a statement which led the victim to believe she was going to be sexually assaulted. The victim fought back and when the elevator stopped a few floors up, the suspect ran off.
The man fled down Fifth Street, cops said.
He was described as Latino or Middle Eastern, around 5 feet, 8 or 9 inches, 150 pounds, with short, straight hair, arm tattoos and a goatee. He was wearing a tank top and orange-and-red board shorts.
Maybe know him? Call the SMPD at 310-458-8495.