A Burger King in Pembroke Pines, Florida, was the scene of a horrific assault that has police searching for a man who shoved a woman's head into a toilet and threatened to kill her, as well as for the victim herself.
Police need the public's help to find the man and his victim. As the man dragged the woman out of the Burger King restaurant by her hair, the attack was caught on surveillance video, which police have released.
The video can be viewed above.
The attack took place Sunday morning, January 5 at a Burger King located at 8913 Taft Street in Pembroke Pines, a city of about 150,000 in Broward County, 20 miles northwest of Miami.
According to CBS Miami, witnesses told police that a woman, described as African-American and in her 20s, about between 5'5″ and 5'7″ and 140 to 145 pounds, walked into the Burger King at about 7:30 am.
She had shoulder-length black hair and wore a purple shirt, Florida's Sun-Sentinel newspaper reported.
A witness said that the woman went into the ladies' restroom, then came out and left the Burger King. A few moments later, she returned — and went back into the ladies' restroom.
At that time, a man walked into the Burger King, following the woman into the ladies' room. That man, seen in the video, is described also as African-American and in his 20s. He appeared to be 6 feet tall, slim, with black hair. He wore a white tank top.
The witness then entered the ladies' room as well to check on what was going on. According to police, the witness saw the woman on the floor and the man forcing her head into a toilet. The witness ordered the two out of the Burger King.
They got up and started to leave, but when they exited the restroom into the Burger King's main dining area, the man grabbed the woman by her hair and dragged her out the door. That part of the assault is captured on the surveillance video.
Outside, police say that man forced the woman into a car, an Infiniti G35, colored silver. The car was driven by another man who was described as either white or Hispanic with dark, curly hair.
As the first man forced the woman into the front seat of the car, he was heard telling her, "You're going to die today and I'm going to be the one to do it."
The man then squeezed into the front seat alongside the woman.
Police are still searching for both suspect and victim, as well as the driver of the Infiniti.