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Florida man tried to abduct 2 women in one night, including a victim who begged to be released, police say

Alexander Manzano, 31, faces several charges, including two kidnapping-related charges, for incidents with two separate women on Friday.
(Collier County Sheriff’s Office)

A Florida man was Friday arrested after he tried to abduct two women in separate, violent incidents — including one in which the victim let go at least 50 times, police said.

Alexander Manzano, 31, was arrested during a traffic stop shortly after the authorities received a call about a woman screaming someone had tried to kidnap her, according to a report from the Collier County Sheriff’s Office obtained by Fox News.

Woman, 34, told the police that she was walking around 11:30 p.m. in Immokalee as a white pick-up truck pulled up behind her. She said a man got out, walked behind her and put her in a chokehold.

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The man tried to drag the woman in the direction of his truck, but the victim fought back as the man continued to punch and choke her. A driver stopped to help the woman and the man fled the scene, police said.

Deputies later stopped a car and detained Manzano, whose description matches that of the suspect sought in the attack.

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The police said earlier that night, deputies received a call about a naked woman who ran to a residence for help.

The woman, 51, told the police she got a flat tire in the vicinity of a bar when she was approached by a man driving in a white truck who offered her a ride to a gas station.

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Instead of driving her home, but the man took the woman to a cemetery, where they begged at least 50 times to leave, police said. The 51-year-old tried to get out of the car, but the passenger side handle was broken and they could not open the door, the report said.

The man then threatened the woman with a knife and told her he “wanted sex” and forced her to take her clothes off, according to the arrest report.

The woman was eventually able to get away after placing her hand out the window and open the passenger door from the outside.

Both women identified Manzano as the person who accosted them, according to the report. Manzano faces several charges, including two kidnapping-related charges, jail records show.

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