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Cape Coral man says dinner plans ends with pepper spray ambush

Posted at 11:17 PM, Dec 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-14 15:05:30-05

CAPE CORAL, Fla. — Cape coral police are investigating a late night ambush at a local park.

It happened Wednesday at Horton Park near the midpoint bridge.

The victim, who doesn't want to be identified, was supposed to pick up a woman he met online, but claims when he got there she lured him to a bathroom by asking him to kill a bug.

Once he got inside, he says a man attacked him with pepper spray, injuring his eye.

"This guy jumps out of the stall door, full force, already spraying at me," said the victim.

The victim was able to get away and call police.

Cape Coral police found a can of pepper spray at the scene.

If you know anything about this incident you can call Cape Coral police at 239-574-3223.