Suspect in Panda Mask Arrested for Allegedly Stabbing Man, Attacking Woman in Oregon


On Friday evening, a man wearing a Halloween panda mask followed a woman to her home in west Eugene and attacked her as she was in the process of getting out of her car, according to a police report and video posted on social media by the victim.

The man was unknown to the woman, according to the Eugene Police Department. After the woman parked her vehicle and propped the door open to get out, a man who parked several doors down attacked her and tried to pull her into her vehicle.

The woman tried to fight off the suspect and honked her horn, alerting the man who was babysitting her child inside her home. The babysitter was able to get the attacker off the woman, but was allegedly stabbed in the struggle. The attacker ran off. The Fire and EMS CAD calls log show police were called to the area for a stab wound at 5:48 p.m. and an officer arrived at 5:53 p.m.

Eugene Springfield Fire EMS transported the 45-year-old male victim for treatment of his non-life threatening stab wound.

Police identified a 31-year-old suspect from his car and other evidence left at the scene and later found him in the back of a vehicle of a person known to him, not far from the location of the assault. He was arrested and booked at the Lane County Jail for first degree robbery, second degree assault and coercion at 3:53 a.m. Saturday.

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