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California man arrested after assaulting woman, making plans to attack other coworkers, police say

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Posted at 8:15 AM, Apr 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-04 11:21:23-04

A California man is behind bars after he attacked a woman and planned to assault several others he used to work with.

Walnut Creek Police Department says around 7 a.m. on March 26, a woman called 911 after she was approached by a man and assaulted with a stun gun while walking to her vehicle. She was reportedly able to fight off the attacker who then fled in a vehicle.

That afternoon, another citizen called police to let them know about suspicious items in a dumpster, identified by police as items and plans to kidnap and sexually assault multiple women.

Police were able to identify the suspect as Matt Caruso.

They also identified other women who were intended to be victims of assaults. Local news station ABC7 says the victims are all former coworkers of Caruso.

"This is someone who is stalking their prey in order to do some heinous activities to them," a police spokesperson told ABC7.

The next morning, police located Caruso at his home and arrested him. They also found multiple firearms and child pornography at his home.

The Contra Costa County District Attorney filed charges against Caruso including kidnapping with intent to rape, assault with intent to rape and possession of child pornography.

He is being held in jail on a $1,110,000 bail.

Police are asking anyone with information about the investigation to call 925-943-5844.