Man who attacked woman in her car at a local convenience store arrested

Deputies are arrested a man wanted for forcing his way into a woman’s car at a convenience store and attacking her on June 13.

Noel Rivera, 25, was charged with occupied burglary and battery.

On Thursday, detectives with the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office identified Rivera as the wanted suspect through an investigation. Rivera was contacted and he agreed to be interviewed. At the end of the interview, Rivera confessed to the crimes, according to a Sheriff’s Office report.

One June 13 at about 8:30 p.m. deputies responded to the WaWa store at 2184 E. U.S. Highway 192 after receiving a burglary and battery report.

The victim said she pulled into the parking to get gas. Ann unknown male, later identified as Rivera, then approached her vehicle while she was sitting in the driver’s seat and opened her door. He pushed his way into the vehicle and attacked her. He fled the area after the victim began to fight back. The report did not say why he attacked her and he never said anything to the victim.

He then sped off in a white Acura toward Florida’s Turnpike.

“We would like to thank the great work and dedication of the Sheriff’s Office criminal investigation unit in this case. Their excellent investigative skills and relentless pursuit of identifying the suspect led to the arrest of this suspect,” said Maj. Jacob Ruiz in a press release.