Police looking for suspect in attempted South Milwaukee sexual assault

Posted at 6:06 PM, Jul 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-13 19:38:51-04

SOUTH MILWAUKEE --  South Milwaukee police are alerting the public after an attempted sexual assault near the beach.

The hot sun draws families to the beach at Grant Park, but Abby Kettinger tells us it's a different crowd when the sun goes down.

"There's a mix of people. So there's like a couple weirdos, but usually it's pretty nice,"  said Kettinger.

Police say Tuesday night a man followed a woman until she got into a dimly lit area. That's when they say he attacked her.

"There's an area near the clubhouse that's for chipping for the golf course area. Once you get to the west side of that, the lighting is rather dim and that's where the individual pushed her to the ground and attempted to assault her," said Police Chief Ann Wellens.

Police chief Ann Wellens says it's been years since a stranger sexually assaulted someone in South Milwaukee.

"We want our citizens to be on alert, watch for anything that's strange or unusual, and immediately to call the police department," said Chief Wellens.

The suspect is described as Hispanic, over 6 feet tall, 350 pounds,  with no facial hair.  He has scabs on both shins and a "Johnny Bravo" hairstyle, short on the sides and longer in the front.  People who frequent the beach say the attempted assault has them worried.

"It's really concerning because you know, it's a fun place to hang out with friends, I'm here with friends right now and it's kind of scary to hear about that," said Kettinger.