Police: Man hiding in car tried to strangle woman with phone cord inside Houston garage

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Man hiding in car tried to strangle woman with phone cord in west Houston, police said. (KTRK)

Houston police are looking for a male suspect after a woman was assaulted inside the garage of her home.

According to investigators, the 27-year-old victim was attempting to get items out of her car on Pine Lake Drive around 10:35 p.m. Wednesday.

The suspect, wearing a mask and gloves, grabbed her from the back seat and attempted to strangle her with a phone cord, police said.

Authorities said the victim yelled for help, which alerted others in the area and forced the suspect to leave the home.

The woman suffered minor injuries to her neck.

Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Major Assaults Unit at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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