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LAPD asks for public's help in search for suspect in woman's brutal attack [Updated]

Herrera The Los Angeles Police Department put out an urgent public plea as they searched for a man accused of raping, torturing and pouring acid on the face of a woman during a Halloween night attack.

Police identified the suspect as Miguel Angel Herrera, and officials said the attack occurred at his home in South Los Angeles. The victim, whose name was not released, was Herrera's girlfriend.

LAPD Capt. Art Miller said Herrera and the victim had some type of dispute before Herrera allegedly raped her, punched her, stabbed her, whipped her with an electrical cord and poured battery acid on her "to teach her a lesson."

The woman managed to escape from his home. Her condition was not immediately known.

[Updated at 11:38 a.m.: Miller said Herrera, 30, apparently became upset when the woman arrived late to his house. After she got away, he followed her in his car. But she made it to the home of relatives who took her to the Newton Division police station, where she reported the attack.

"Help us help this family," said L.A. City Councilwoman Jan Perry, whose district includes the area where the crime occurred.] 

Herrera was last seen driving a 2005 red Nissan Titan. Miller said anyone who comes in contact with Herrera should call 911.

"Help us find this guy and put him in jail," he told reporters at an 11 a.m. news conference.

-- Ruben Vives in South Los Angeles

Photo: Miguel Angel Herrera. Credit: LAPD

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Comments () | Archives (40)

It might be helpful to know the license plate of the nissan titan: 8-K-5-5-4-6-9.
I pulled it from socal daily news

Someone should just put a bullet in this guy's brain. What a worthless piece of flesh.

The abject sadistic cruelty in this egregious macho treatment of a female human being is stunning.

How can a male, in this day and age, grow up feeling entitled to teach a female -- who irritates him over a such a petty thing -- this kind of "lesson?" For heaven's sake, I hope that this punk's "don't snitch" community shows that it is still capable of some common decency, rallies to the victim, and then turns this criminal in.

There shoul dbe some type of "Amber Alert" for cases like this. He could have been caught by now.

Probably in Mexico already. Try looking there.

What an animal,hope he gets his...

What and "Angel", Hispanic man are soo macho, have to beat and rape woman to feel strong. Put a bullet in his head before he kills someone

Send him to Virginia! The same "hometown" of John Muhammad!
They're both a match made in heaven!!
A person this cruel.... doesn't deserve to live!

Anyone taking odds on what this low lifes rap sheet probably looks like I'm willing to bet this isn't the first time he has been wanted by the police. More than likely the first place they should start looking is Mexico......

At least they included a description & photo, which is an improvement from other crime articles.

and THIS WAS HOW MANY DAYS AGO??? I QUESTION THIS, you are NOW reporting this?!!! Im also thinkin....PAST THE FREEEEKn border BY NOW?? ANYONE FEELIN ME? GD !!!! WTHECK? OMgosh I hope the victim realizes, has at the LEAST someone of substance, those with conviction, proper convictions/morals/self-worth inplace around her...and someone to comfort her, help her HEAL MEDICALLY, and emotionally...gosh I hope shes ok. Someone to tell her its ok...and he is filth, period. Its as simple as that ...foul...filth...scum.

Big Bubba over at County needs to teach this guy a lesson.

Good work James!!

If you want help locating him, why not provide his license plste number???

Don't cha just love anchor babies when they grow up?

Give him the exact same treatment he gave her. Eye for an eye.

Deport'm all

Sorry to say it but he is most likely already in Mexico.

I can not believe this man is sick, this is disturbing I can not belive someone is actually capable enough to do such a horrible crime. This man has obviously lost his mind. To his girlfriend wow you lowlife pig that is despicable, he did it to "teach her a lesson" wow I'm astounded by this man hope he goes to jail for life.

I hope authorities in Mexico read this report, because he is undoubtedly no longer in the states.

What this man did is disgusting, but this has nothing to do with his race. These comments are ridiculous.

"Concerned Citizen's" comment proves there is no rhyme or reason to the parameters that the LA Times applies to approve a comment.

Animals treat each other better than we as human beings do

This girl probably got what she deserved.

Concerned Citizen concerns me. He can't even spell. He will not attact any women with that type of intelligence. American, or otherwise. No one deserves being beaten or "taught a lesson" - male or female. I find it interesting that the majority of these crimes are committed by men with hispanic/latino sounding names. Not racist - making an observation. There would be no stereotypes if there were not similarities of certain things amongst all races.

Wanted: Dead or Alive...seem to work in the old days.

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