Milpitas Police arrested a Fair Oaks man for trying to rape and kidnap a woman in the parking lot of a Taco Bell.
On Jan. 6 at 10:14 p.m., Milpitas Police received numerous 9-1-1 calls reporting a man attacking a female in the parking lot of Taco Bell on S. Main St, according to Milpitas Police Sergeant Raj Majaraj. One of the callers reported the suspect had a screwdriver and was trying to rape the female.
Milpitas Police Officers arrived on scene in less than two minutes and located the suspect, who was later identified as Alexander Lowe, 22, holding a victim on the ground while threatening her with a screwdriver.
Lowe – a resident of Fair Oaks, a suburb of Sacramento – refused to comply with officers commands and was subsequently tased and was taken into custody.
Lowe was unknown to the victims, said Majaraj. Milpitas Police were unable to comment on whether he had a prior criminal background.
During the course of the investigation, officer determined Lowe attempted to sexually assault two females – one 19 and the other 34, both from Alviso – in the parking lot and kidnap one of the victims by trying to physically force her into his vehicle.
Lowe was booked into the Santa Clara County Jail for attempted rape, kidnapping, false imprisonment, assault with a deadly weapon, assault with intent to commit rape, brandishing a weapon, terrorist threats, resisting arrest and for being under the influence of a controlled substance.
Anyone with any information is encouraged to call the Milpitas Police Department at (408) 586- 2400. Information can also be given anonymously by calling (408) 586-2500 or via the Milpitas Police Department website.