Man sought after incident at Tampa park

Tampa, Florida -- The Tampa Police Department is warning residents to be on the lookout for a man who acted in a suspicious manner at a local park Monday afternoon.

A woman told officers she was at Hampton Park with her two small children around 1:30 p.m. when the man approached her from behind, grabbed her shoulder and turned her around. The woman screamed and ran.

A park security guard heard the screams and saw the suspect chasing the woman. The security guard chased the man into a heavily wooded swampy area on the south side of the park, but lost him.

Officers, air service and police K-9 responded and searched for the man, but were unable to locate him.

If you know the man in these photos, please call Tampa Police at 813-931-6500. In the meantime, there are extra officers in the area. Multiple families were at the park and witnessed the incident.


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