The gray-bearded clerk locked the door to the 24-hour store, unbuckled his belt, unzipped his pants and cornered a 17-year-old customer in the women’s restroom of a Dania Beach gas station, according to an arrest report.
The girl disarmed the 67 year old and stabbed him in the belly with his own pocket knife before making her getaway, the Broward Sheriff’s Office report said.
Mohammad Munshi, the accused, spent six days in jail before posting $75,000 bond on an armed sexual assault charge and surrendering his Bangladesh-issued passport.
The Hollywood man was released from jail Tuesday at 2 p.m. to await trial on the felony charge, Broward Sheriff’s Office records show.
The alleged assault happened at 2:58 a.m. April 7 at a Chevron gas station, 4051 Stirling Road, east of State Road 7, the report said.
Munshi allegedly grabbed the girl from the front, reached down her pants with both hands and grabbed her, the sheriff’s office said.
The young victim, because of her immigration status, did not contact law enforcement, according to the arrest report. It does not explain how police learned of the alleged attack or located the victim.
After the girl ran away, Munshi waited about 20 minutes before he went outside the store and asked someone to call police, Deputy Louis Bonhomme wrote in his report.
Munshi was taken to Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood where he was treated for an injury that was not life threatening.
Munshi told detectives he followed the girl into the restroom because he thought she had shoplifted.
But the arrest report said: “The clerk/defendant accounts were inconsistent and did not match the surveillance footage of the incident.”
Munshi was arrested April 10.