Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Minneapolis stranger rape - the mayhem continues

The most recent Minneapolis violent crime occurred on the north side, which we know has a high crime rate. Nevertheless, this is a henious event: "Man, 47, arrested in Minneapolis rape", as reported on KSTP, but apparently not the Red Star as of the time of this posting (Please correct us if we missed it).

Charges are expected today after a disturbing attack in Minneapolis. A 28-year old woman told police she was kidnapped at knifepoint after her car broke down near the 2100 block of Glenwood in north Minneapolis. She was trying to get to the Penn-Wood convenience store when she was assaulted. Later, she was able to get away and flag down a car for help. Police say stranger-on-stranger assaults are "very rare." "This type of...assault is about as bad as it gets," said Capt. Rich Stanek of the Minneapolis police department. Police have arrested a 47-year old man who lives in the neighborhood and he will likely be charged today. They plan to interview the victim one more time before charges are filed.
Yes, Capt. Stanek, this is about as bad as it gets. Welcome to Minneapolis, where you suffer the death penalty for changing a tire, and the rape penalty for having your car break down.