Deputies say he grabbed a 27-year-old woman from behind as she gathered items in her car at 4 p.m. on Saturday. Then, they said she screamed and managed to break away.
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The suspect drove off in a mid-90's light blue 2-door Honda Accord, with sun damage on the paint.
He's described as being in his late 30's, six feet tall, thin build, and wearing a black short sleeve shirt with red and white lettering, and black shorts.
Officials are encouraging anyone with information to contact the sheriff's office dispatch at (831-471-1121) and ask to speak to a deputy.