Man Wanted For Attempted Rape

December 22, 2008 2:13:37 PM PST
Merced County detectives are looking for a man who tried to rape an elderly woman at her Atwater home this weekend.It happened late Friday night on Second Avenue.

The 70-year-old woman says she woke up to a noise and saw that someone had broken in through her patio window.

The suspect sneaked up behind her and knocked her down to the ground.

She says he tried to rape her, but she fought back and scared the man away.