Police: Woman attacked in Wal-Mart parking lot

Laplace, La. - St. John Parish detectives search for a man who attacked a woman in the Walmart parking lot as she tried to get into her car.

The man was caught on surveillance video parking and getting out of a black car.

He is then seen inside the store. He was wearing a light blue hat.

Detectives say the victim and her seven-year-old son were getting into their car on May 7th when the suspect jumped on the woman's lap and into the passenger seat of the car.

When she tried to run, the suspect allegedly chased her and threw her to the ground.

When she started screaming for help, he ran off.

The suspect was seen on surveillance exiting the car shortly after the assault.

iI you can help with this investigation call Crimestoppers at 822-1111.