Cape Coral Police are seeking assistance from the public In identifying the man who attacked an off-duty Charlotte County Sheriff's corrections deputy Saturday morning.
The deputy arrived at his residence in the 1200 Block of Sothwest Santa Barbara Place at 6:20 a.m., locked his vehicle and began walking towards the front door. He then realized that he forgot his cell phone and walked back to his vehicle.
The deputy was confronted by a man armed with a pocket knife. The man attacked the deputy and slashed his forearm. After a brief struggle, the knife-wielding man fled northbound on Santa Barbara Place on a bicycle.
The suspect is described as a clean cut white male in his early 20s, about 5'10, 170-180 pounds. He was wearing a black T-shirt and black pants. He fled on a mountain-bike style bicycle.
The corrections deputy drove himself to the hospital where he was treated for his injuries and released.
Police are asking anyone with information to call Cape Coral Police 239-574-3223.
You can submit an anonymous tip online at www.capecops.com/webtips
Text a tip by texting CCPD+your message to CRIMES.
Or call SWFL Crimestoppers 1800-780-TIPS.
Source: Cape Coral Police Department