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DELTONA, Fla. — Volusia County Sheriff's Office deputies said a man wanted for attacking his ex-girlfriend has a very distinctive tattoo that should make him stand out once spotted.

Eric Ortiz, 24, is accused of kidnapping the victim from a home in Altamonte Springs where she was hiding from him Saturday morning, holding her by the hair while they drove back to Deltona, and then repeatedly hitting and punching her at his home there.

Investigators said Ortiz had previously battered the victim in late February and confronted her Saturday, demanding she drop the earlier charges.

Deputies said Ortiz tried to rape the victim during the ordeal. She managed to escape when he went into the bathroom.

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