A MAN tried to strangle a woman with a shoelace in a horrific random bus stop attack before she was saved by a Good Samaritan.
Aaron Quinones, 27, was charged with felony attempted murder following the incident at Miami International Airport on January 2.
Footage shows the suspect appearing to tie his shoe as he rests his foot on the bench at the bus stop.
Meanwhile, a woman is sitting at the bus stop texting.
The man identified as Quinones by police surveys the scene before approaching the woman, 26, from behind and wrapping the shoelace around her neck. The pair do not appear to know each other.
She tries to free herself from the suspect’s grip but he continues to try and strangle her.
Cops said that Quinones punched the victim when she fought back, according to WSVN.
Police said a witness saw the incident and stopped the attack.
Angel Rodriguez, of Miami-Dade police, said: “Had it not been for a Good Samaritan that stepped in that basically stopped this individual from attacking this victim, the outcome would have been way worse.”
Police said the suspect fled the scene after the bystander dragged him off the woman.
A security guard at the bus station helped the victim. The extent of the woman’s injuries is unknown.
Her identity has not been released in accordance with Florida state law.
Investigations into the attack remain ongoing and police have not shared a motive.
Police wanted to speak to the bystander as part of their probe.
Cops urge anyone who may have been victimized by the attack to call the Airport District at (305) 867-7373.