SARASOTA, Fla. (TCD) — Authorities arrested a 38-year-old man following a car crash after he allegedly tied up a 70-year-old woman, sexually assaulted her, and stole a 66-year-old woman’s vehicle.
According to a statement, on Feb. 12 at approximately 4:30 p.m., the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a woman who alleged Marcin Wasag drove off in her car. Deputies went to a residence in Sarasota and learned a 70-year-old victim had been bound and sexually assaulted. Wasag also allegedly stole $900 from the 66-year-old woman.
Deputies reportedly located Wasag in the stolen vehicle and attempted a traffic stop. He reportedly crashed the car and was transported to Sarasota Memorial Hospital for treatment after sustaining injuries in the collision.
According to the redacted probable cause affidavit, Wasag is a tenant of one of the victims and she was “in the process of evicting” him. He allegedly taped the 70-year-old woman’s wrists, ankles, and mouth, and told her, “I’m gonna f–k you.”
While speaking with investigators, Wasag said he was “upset after an argument” with one of the women. He admitted to taking $900 from the 66-year-old and said he used $300 of it to purchase crack.
The affidavit says he “denied the sexual battery.”
Wasag is being held on charges of sexual assault, robbery, vehicle theft, aggravated battery, kidnapping, and several other counts.