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Police: Man Tries to Remove Woman's Clothing, Takes Phone, Money and Car

A man is accused of taking a phone, money and a car from a woman, according to arrest affidavits from Largo Police.

Jeffrey Thomas Macyowsky, 49, of Clearwater, is accused of entering a Belcher Road residence and taking a phone, money and car and pushing a female resident into a bedroom and attempting to remove her clothing, Largo Police said.

According to an arrest affidavit, the woman tried to "break free" and go into a living room. She saw Macyowsky "looking at the cash in her purse. (The victim) stated she believed (Macyowsky) wanted to rape her, and she told him to take her money instead," the affidavit states.

When the woman tried to call police, the suspect allegedly took her phone and told her not to. Macyowsky then allegedly took the woman's car keys and "fled outside, where he stole her vehicle as well," according to the affidavit.

The alleged incident occurred around 11:30 p.m Jan. 16. Macyowsky was arrested three days later on the charges of simple battery, grand theft motor vehicle, strong arm robbery, tampering with a witness and false imprisonment. He was awaiting trial in Pinellas County Jail as of Jan.  22. Bond was set at $46,000, according to online sheriff's records.

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Katherine McManus Hawkins February 26, 2013 at 05:01 PM
When i quickly read the headline Police: Man Tries to Remove Woman's Clothing.. i was shocked! Then it became perfectly clear..i didn't see the punctuation mark between Police: Man. How traumatic it must have been for the woman who was attacked in her home! I'm sorry this happened to you. Ladies, lock your doors, even when you are home. Be aware of strangers in your neighborhood, don't open your door to anyone you don't know, (call the Police if you are afraid or feel threatened), lock your car (in your driveway, at the market, at the Drs). Remember: You can never be too careful.

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