Shoppers ran to the aid of a screaming woman only to find a man on top of her trying to have sex in a busy store, Plantation police said.
Andrew Brooks Handley, 24, is accused of knocking down the woman about 8:40 a.m. Saturday and trying to sexually assault her in the Walmart at 1885 N. Pine Island Road.
According to the arrest report, a Walmart employee heard the screaming woman and called 911 while other customers pulled Handley off the woman and held him until officers arrived.
Handley had the woman pinned to the floor and was forcing her legs apart with his knees, police said.
Officers heard Handley say he, “was trying to clean his pipes” and “get something sweet.”
Handley had approached the woman and started whispering unintelligible words to her before grabbing her shoulder and throwing her to the ground, police said.
During police questioning, Handley said he had sexual urges while in Walmart and tried to satisfy those urges by forcefully subduing the woman who was shopping at the time.
He was arrested and charged with sexual battery on a victim over 18 and false imprisonment. He was booked into the Broward County Jail on bonds totaling $60,000, records show.
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