MIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) - A 29-year-old tourist from Canada was able to escape being sexually assaulted by a man in Miami Beach, according to police.

The attack happened on the 2300 block of the beach walk, at around 4:30 a.m., Monday.

Kyandre Johnson, 31, was arrested and appeared before a judge on Wednesday.

Police said the entire encounter was captured by surveillance cameras.

Detectives said Johnson started talking to a woman before picking her up, covering her mouth and taking her to the beach where he allegedly threw her on the ground, choked her and tried to rape her.

The victim told police he attempted to rape her. Before he took off running.

Johnson has been arrested before in Miami-Dade County, twice as a teen for resisting arrest and in 2008 an arrest for strong arm robbery.

At his apartment in the 900 block of Lenox Avenue, no one came to the door, but neighbors said another man lives there. They also said Johnson has worked as a security guard on the beach. His Facebook states the same, and that’s where he also labeled himself “a cool guy.”

Johnson appeared in court Wednesday saying he’s currently out of job.

Johnson said, “I’m not working right now, I’m not working.”

Even so, the judge gave him no break on the bond.

“Given that this woman, you didn’t know the victim, and it was serious allegations, I believe in order to protect the community and the citizens and tourists who walk on the Miami Beach boardwalk, an increased bond is warranted,” said Judge Mindy Glazer. “That’s why I’m setting his bond at $100,000 total, plus house arrest.”

Johnson has been charged with attempted sexual battery and false imprisonment.

He remains in jail, Wednesday night.

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