Attack prompts police to step up patrols in Rowayton

Police are stepping up patrols in the Rowayton area after a woman was allegedly attacked by a would-be rapist in her backyard.The attack happened Saturday night while the woman took out the trash on Roton Avenue. According to police, the attacker grabbed the woman and ripped her shirt. They say the victim fought off the attacker by kicking him in the stomach and screaming. Police say this could signal the return of a man that some call the Rowayton Flasher ? a person that up until this point has remained distant in residents? backyards. ?The troubling thing is, it seems that this is a sign that he may be getting more aggressive,? said Norwalk Police Chief Harry Rilling. In response, police are stepping up patrols in the area.

sorry to interrupt
your first 5 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 5 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 5 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login, create an account or subscribe to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."