Friday, July 14, 2006

Univ. Of Minnesota Student Attacked

Witnessing the social structure of a city crumbling before your own eyes is not pretty. It's painful to see the good people of Minneapolis suffer unchecked criminal violence, no matter what part of the city they are in. North Minneapolis gets the publicity, but you don't have to go there to become a victim; no part of Minneapolis is immune, not even the University of Minnesota.

KSTP Eyewitness News reports the latest outrage: "'U' Police hunt for assault suspect ".

The University of Minnesota Police Department is looking for a suspect that assaulted a student at University Village Apartments last Saturday. The entire incident was caught on surveillance tape.

The incident happened around 7:30 p.m. at the popular college apartments on University Ave. just east of the of the Minneapolis campus.

The man approached the apartments on a bicycle and followed the student to her apartment making derogatory statements toward her, according to police. The tape shows the man grabbing her and then touching her inappropriately. Police believed the suspect intended to do more harm to the student, but she screamed and he ran, police reported.
It's astonishing that this sewer rat would be bold enough to launch an attack in prime time. This does not bode well for potential future victims.

Here's the description and a photo:

The suspect is described as a white male, in his 30s with short, wavy blonde hair. He has a heavy build and what the victim described as a 'beer belly.' He is about 5 feet 8 inches tall.

Here's the link for the University of Minnesota Police crime alert page on this crime: "Assault - University Village Apartments". You can also find video of the attack at this site.

Here's another still photo released by authorities:

Please call the police immediately if you see this piece of human garbage. Let's get him, and now.