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Woman gets sexually assaulted outside Fort Myers restaurant by man claiming to be in metal band

Posted: 11:25 PM, Dec 12, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-13 07:02:30-05

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Around 10 p.m. Tuesday, a Lee County Deputy responded to Carrabba's Italian Grill, where a waitress claims she was inappropriately touched by a customer when she stepped outside to take a break.

The victim, who wishes to remain anonymous, says a man in his forties entered the restaurant and asked for a place to relax. The waitress says she attempted to give the man directions to the Bell Tower shops for drinks. According to the police report, "the victim exited the restaurant and the subject started touching the waitress's buttocks.

The employee claims she tried to walk away from the man but he ran up and "forced a kiss while trying to force his tongue in her mouth." The victim also reported the victim made sexual remarks and "ran his fingers through her hair."

The waitress says the man is 6'2", has an average build, bald, and wore blue jeans and a red T-shirt when the assault happened. She tells deputies her assaulter claims he was a part of a heavy metal band called Slipknot.

Police are still looking for the suspect. He has yet to be identified.

Fox 4 checked out The Lee County Sheriff Office's website to find safety tips for you. They offer several classes specially designed for women to protect themselves.

SAFE Women and SAFE girls is a program the department offers to females ages 13-100-- you can sign up for five dollars. LCSO also has a class called Personal Safety for Mother's with Young Children. If you'd like to sign up, visit www.sheriffleefl.org.