**UPDATE** Detectives have made contact with the male and female involved and have determined that there was no crime.
Detectives made every effort to track down the individual prior to the public request for identification assistance, but determined the need to do so due to the concern that the woman involved was potentially in danger.
The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance identifying the male pictured in these surveillance photos. Detectives need to speak to the unknown male in regards to a suspicious incident that was reported on May 24, 2019 at approximately 11:00pm. The incident occurred at the Bada Bing Video Store located at 12205 Tamiami Trail in Punta Gorda.
A witness believed they observed a female in distress in the rear of the male’s vehicle. The unknown male is described as 6’00” tall, 55-60 years of age and was driving the black Ford Explorer pictured.
If you have any information on the identity of the male please contact Detective Gay by calling our Major Crimes Unit at 941-575-5361. You can also submit a tip anonymously through our mobile app.