Bruce Johnson grabbed a woman while she jogged at Lake Howard Nature Park, police say

2:06 PM, Jul 30, 2012   |    comments
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Winter Haven, Florida -- A man is in jail Monday after police say he jumped a woman who was jogging at a local park and stole her cell phone.

Officers say the woman noticed Bruce Johnson was watching her while she jogged at Lake Howard Nature Park around 1 o'clock Saturday afternoon. 

At one point, she said he came up behind her and stepped on the back of her shoe. When she screamed, Johnson grabbed both of her arms and tried to keep her from screaming. He then grabbed her cell phone and fled the area. 

The woman was not injured and a K-9 officer tracked Johnson to a wooded area next to the park where he was positively identified and arrested. 

Johnson, 51, is being held on $20,000 bond at the Polk County Jail on Kidnapping-False Imprisonment and Robbery charges.

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