Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Brutal Stranger Rape in Minneapolis - Where Are The Print Reports?

Fox 9 News at 9:00 pm reported tonight on a brutal stranger rape that occurred a couple of weeks ago in Minneapolis. It was the lead story.

I haven't found anything about this in the print media yet, so a couple of questions come to mind: (1) why is no one (except Fox) reporting this obviously significant crime?, and (2) why is it being reported a couple of weeks after the fact?

UPDATE: The Red Star has now picked up the story here: "Man sought in sexual assault of bus rider".

From what I was able to gather, the victim and the alleged rapist were on the #5 bus (yes, that one) on a route from South Minneapolis to North Minneapolis. The woman exited the bus and the rapist followed her. He attacked her in or near an alley, and raped her twice. The criminal even fired a shot over her head during the ordeal. There are surveillance photos of the suspect.

Only in Minneapolis could a rapist fire a shot during an attack and no one would come running or notice.

Where are the print news reporters on this story? And where is the bus video footage of the suspect, which Fox 9 News reported is in the possession of the police?

There are more questions than answers at this time. I'd appreciate it if someone could point out a link or printed story.