A fiend tried to rape a woman as she walked her small dog on a Brooklyn sidewalk Saturday morning, cops say.
Video footage released by the NYPD shows the attacker approach his 30-year-old victim from behind around 8:30 a.m. near Woodbine Street and Ridgewood Place in Bushwick and place her in a chokehold.
He then wrestles her to the sidewalk behind a parked car.
The woman’s dog can be seen frantically barking as the man gets on top of the woman, footage shows.
Police said the perp continued to strangle the victim and assault her over her clothing before he fled east on Woodbine Street.
“This scumbag literally placed her in a chokehold and pushed her to the ground and almost choked her unconscious,” a police source told The Post on Sunday.
The victim originally turned down medical attention but was later treated at Interfaith Medical Center, police said.
She sustained a cut to her neck and bruising and swelling to both eyes, a police source said.
The suspect was described as about 30 years old and 5’8″ with a medium build, police said. He had his black hair in dreads, a mustache and chin hair, police said.
He was last seen wearing a black ball cap with a rose design on the front and also had on a black t-shirt, shorts and sneakers, according to authorities.
Anyone with information can call NYPD’s Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS or for Spanish 1-888-75-PISTA.