‘Dent repairmen’ accost woman

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Police are looking for this man who is suspected of accosting a woman on Colorado Avenue in Palo Alto on Monday.

By the Daily Post staff

A woman sitting in her car on Colorado Avenue in Palo Alto’s Midtown neighborhood was accosted by two men who threw her phone across a parking lot, police said.

At 2:54 p.m. on Monday, a woman in her 50s was approached by a man who offered her repair services for dents on her car, police said.

The woman refused his services, but the man continued talking to her, police said. At this point, she began recording the man with her phone.

Another man approached the back of the woman’s vehicle and began to yell and curse at her, police said.

The woman got out of her car and tried to record the other man, but that man grabbed her phone, pulled her glasses off her face and pushed her to the ground, according to police.

She fell backwards and grabbed the pushing man’s shirt, tearing it off his body. That man threw her phone across the parking lot and both men ran away.

The woman was able to find her phone and glasses and received scrapes and bruises to her hand, shoulder and elbow, police said.

The man who took the woman’s phone and pushed her is described as a Latino man between 30 and 35 years old, about 5-feet-9 and wearing a purple long sleeved shirt. The other man is a tan dark-skinned man of unknown race in his 30s, he was wearing a black and white Ecko brand shirt and a gray Bass Pro Shops hat.

Anyone with information about this incident can call police at (650) 329-2413 or email tips at paloalto@tipnow.org.

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