Florida Man Attacks and Bites Female Jogger

A woman jogger is safe tonight after Florida Man attacked her while jogging in Seminole County.

The victim was jogging on the West Wekiva Trail near Hunt Club Boulevard when she noticed she was being followed. Showing good situational awareness, the woman removed her ear buds and slowed down to a walk in order to conserve energy in case she had to fight off an assailant.

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That’s when 19 year-old William Stamper attacked! Stamper came up behind her, jumped on her back, and took her to the ground. Stamper who was already sexually aroused made sexual motions while on top of her, and then bit her on the back! When the woman screamed for help, Stamper told her to shut up and cursed at her.

The victim was fighting off Stamper with her phone in one hand and holding her pants up with the other. The fight was so violent that the victim and Stamper both rolled off the sidewalk and onto the street. A neighbor heard the struggle, came outside yelling, and called 911 for help. Stamper was scared off and fled the area towards Hunt Club Boulevard. The Sheriff’s Office released the recording of that good Samaritan’s 911 call:

“There’s someone that just was yelling over my front wall that they needed 911, to call 911,” the caller said. They were screaming and I said, ‘Are you OK? Are you OK?’ And they said, ‘No, please call 911.’”

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Seminole County Sheriff Dennis Lemma stated:

“What saved her is her ability to be mindful of the situation, to conserve energy in an effort to either yell for help or potentially run away, and good Samaritans.”

The woman told deputies that Stamper may have been the man she saw on the trail a few weeks ago. Surveillance cameras on the trail proved valuable, but what led Seminole County Detectives to the arrest of William Stamper was a hat he left behind. The arrest report states that a Sonny’s BBQ hat was left at the scene of the attack.

Detectives contacted the local restaurant and were told two of their employees fit the attacker’s description. One of them was working at the time of the attack, and the other was not. Contact was made with someone that knew Stamper and shown the video from the trail. That person identified Stamper as the person in the video.

Detectives contacted Stamper and took him into custody, and during an interview at the Sheriff’s office, he confessed to the crime.

Stamper was charged with attempted sexual battery and transported to the Seminole County Jail.

At his first appearance, the Judge stated he was a danger to the community and denied him bond.


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