COLUMBIA, S.C. (WACH)– The Columbia Police Department is searching for a man they say assaulted a woman while offering her a ride home.
According to the Columbia Police Department on Nov. 26, two females ages 18 and 21-years-old reported to CPD that they hitched a ride from an unknown male. One female described feeling uncomfortable during the trip and getting out of the car.
In an attempt to help her friend follow suit, the suspect allegedly pushed and pulled one of the women while trying to prevent the other woman from leaving.
After a brief struggle, the male drove away from the scene.
The female that was injured went to a local hospital to receive medical treatment for scrapes and bruises to her leg.
University of South Carolina Police sent out a Carolina Alert to students stating they were searching for a man who allegedly offered rides to females/students taking them to places other than their desired destinations and refusing to let them out of the vehicle.
The campus police asked students to be on the lookout for 28-year-old Farris