AMHERST, N.Y. (WIVB) - Imagine being followed home by a man who suddenly confronts you when you get out of the vehicle. That happened to a local woman who was followed home from a tanning salon at Sheridan and Harlem, to her home in Eggertsville.
Amherst Police are looking for help from the public in identifying the man.
Elaine Moore from the Town of Tonawanda said, “I think it’s horrible and very frightening.”
Authorities say the man followed her home about a week ago, and attempted to grab her as she got out of her vehicle.
The woman screamed when he tried grabbing her, and the man ran back to his vehicle.
The man of interest is described as a black male with braided hair, wearing a white tank top and dark cargo shorts.
Clarence resident Rita Schroeder says the thought of that happening is scary.”If I’m in a parking lot I try and see what's around me, and try and keep attentive to it.”
Police also released a photo of a white Sport utility vehicle seen at a convenience store in the same area before the incident happened.
Jim Greco is the head instructor at Master Khechen's Martial Arts Academy in Buffalo who says being aware of your surroundings is a big deal.
“People who are looking to commit violent crime...they're looking for easier victims. So, if you're distracted, if you really don't know what's going on you're an easier target,” said Greco.
Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at 689-1329.
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