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Armed Florida man allegedly tried to sexually assault a woman but​ tripped with his genitals hanging out of his shorts, police say

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An armed man tried to sexually assault a woman, but he was startled and tripped with his genitals hanging out of his shorts, according to Florida police.

The heinous incident unfolded on Friday morning when a couple hiking in a park in Brevard County was confronted by an armed man, later identified as Donovan Tyler Adkins, according to a police Facebook post.

The man said Adkins pointed his gun at them and ordered them out of their tent just after sunrise.

Adkins accused the man and his girlfriend of robbing people that he knew, and then he pretended to speak on his phone while telling the woman to go deeper into the forest, police said. He then allegedly threatened to shoot her unless she performed sexual acts on him.

The woman told police that she responded to Adkins that she'd rather take a bullet than face sexual assault. She then began screaming and her boyfriend appeared after following them, which startled the suspect.

The Ledger-Enquirer reported that Adkins tripped on a bush and fell while his genitals hung out of his shorts.

The couple ran away and were in the process of gathering their belongings when Adkins allegedly followed them and stole the woman's cellphone.

Investigators said another park visitor, who told them they were “familiar with the suspect,” came forward to the police with information. Then the female victim was able to "independently" locate and identify the attacker and send photographs of the suspect at an apartment complex.

Police arrested Adkins and booked him into the Brevard County Jail on a $36,000 bond.

The man faces numerous charges, including robbery with a firearm, aggravated assault with deadly weapon, false imprisonment, sexual battery, petit theft, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and resisting arrest without violence.

Here's a local news report about the incident:

Man facing robbery charges in Brevard County, deputies saywww.youtube.com

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