Tacoma police were searching for a man who hid in a woman’s car and sexually assaulted her Tuesday afternoon.
The woman told officers she didn’t know the man, Tacoma police officer Andrew Hankins said.
The incident was reported at 12:14 p.m. Tuesday. The woman reported that she got into her unlocked car in the 6200 block of South Wapato Lake Drive, Hankins said. The attacker was already inside the vehicle.
“She heard something in the rear of the car, turned around and he was there,” Hankins said.
The man told the woman to drive, then sexually assaulted her. He got out of the vehicle near Wapato Park and was last seen going northbound.
The suspect was described as white and in his mid-30s, Hankins said. He wore blue jeans and a black hooded sweatshirt.
Officers and a police dog searched the area but did not find the attacker, Hankins said.