A 36-year-old Dunedin woman was sexually battered Wednesday night by a stranger who assaulted her as she bought a newspaper.
Police say the woman pulled her car over at E Rosary Road and Fay Avenue just before 10 p.m. Wednesday to buy a newspaper from a box.
A stranger smelling of alcohol tackled her from behind and pulled her over a guardrail where he sexually battered her.
The suspect then fled and the victim got into her car and drove about a half a mile, when she saw a Sunstar ambulance at Keene Road and East Bay Drive.
She stopped for help and police sent out an officer with a tracking dog and called for a Pinellas County Sheriff's Office helicopter to aid in the search.
Police have no suspects and described the attacker only as a white man aged 20 to 40. Anyone with information is asked to call Largo police Detective Joe Coyle at 587-6771.