Vista, CA–Sheriff’s deputies Thursday arrested a 21-year-old man accused of attacking a woman while she was walking at Buena Vista Park in Vista.
The suspect, Luis Enrique Ambriz Jimenez was booked at Vista Detention Facility on charges of kidnapping with the intent to commit robbery, false imprisonment and attempted robbery.
The woman’s detailed description of the man helped detectives in developing leads in the case. She picked him out in a lineup leading to Jimenez’s arrest. Detectives served a search warrant in his home and items were found related to the incident.
The incident occurred on Wednesday just before noon on a trail at Buena Vista Park in the 1800 block of South Melrose Drive.
The victim told Sheriff’s detectives she was walking her dogs when a man attacked her as she passed him by on the trail. She says the suspect grabbed her and tried to pull her into the bushes. The victim says they both fell to the ground. That’s when she says he got away. The victim had light scratches to her legs from the fall.