The Orange County Sheriff’s Office is warning women to be vigilant and avoid standing or walking outside alone, especially when it is dark, following a string of sexual attacks at Orlando bus stops on Hiawassee Road.
What a warning – it’s not safe for women in Orlando to walk outside alone and women should avoid standing. Really should make people want to visit Central Florida and feel safe.
According to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, three women have been attacked at local bus stops on Hiawassee Road between Colonial Drive and Silver Star Road since the beginning of February 2023.
“Be vigilant. Avoid walking or standing outside alone, particularly when it is dark. If you see anything or anyone suspicious, call 911,” the OCSO posted in a safety alert.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Office said they will continue to have additional patrols in the area.
Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings, who was Sheriff previously, and Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer have failed to adequately address crime, violence, guns and drugs locally. The fact that women are not safe at local bus stops is another sign that Demings and Dyer need to do more.