A man attacked a woman outside her home Thursday morning, the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office said.
At 11:40 a.m., the woman was returning home in the 6900 block of Manatee Avenue West from walking her dog when a stranger approached her from behind.
He followed her to the woman’s apartment, where he grabbed and attacked her, a media release said.
The woman yelled. Her toddler, who had been sleeping, opened the front door and the man walked away.
A neighbor called police, the release said.
The woman described her attacker as a man in his 20’s who is 5-foot-10-inches tall with several upper body tattoos. He was wearing a light-colored baseball cap, white sneakers, a white tank top and blue pants.