Police are looking for a man who attacked a woman with a gun in front of her Newport Beach home, authorities said Thursday.
About 11 a.m. Wednesday, a man went up to a home in the 2900 block of Setting Sun Drive, near Jasmine View Park in Corona del Mar, and asked the woman living there if she knew where someone was selling a bike. He said it was on a nearby street and needed help finding the house.
"He used it as a ruse to put her at ease," said Lt. Bill Hartford.
The woman stayed in her house and pointed it out for him, Hartford said.
About five minutes later, the man returned to the house, saying he couldn't find the location and needed her help again.