Monday, August 14, 2006

Vicious And Violent In Brooklyn Park

My previous post was about the "unusual" becoming the "usual" in the suburban Twin Cities, and, as if on cue, another one is being reported.

This one is even worse.

Simply doing one's job is becoming a dangerous proposition in the Twin Cities, as I've reported here. Now a newspaper worker reports being assaulted, raped, and robbed in Brooklyn Park.

Is there a new breed of criminal in Minnesota? They don't seem to care where, when, or on whom they commit their henious crimes.

KSTP Eyewitness News reports: "Woman sexually assualted in Brooklyn Park".

Early Sunday morning, a woman delivering the newspaper was attacked on her rounds in a Brooklyn Park neighborhood. The delivery woman was in the 7900 block of Lad Parkway when she was assaulted at 3:15 in the morning. The police report says a man on a bicycle approached the woman and beat her with a club before he raped her, robbed her, and forced the woman into a vehicle.

The suspect then forced the victim to drive him to a nearby Super America, where he tried to retrieve money from an ATM machine with the woman's bankcard. While the man was in the gas station, the victim in the car outside tried to gesture for help.

When the man was unable to withdraw money from the ATM, he forced the woman to drive him to a TCF Bank. Once again unable to retrieve money, the suspect drove back to Lad Parkway, where he left the victim and fled on a BMX bicycle.
It's getting tougher for the anti-2nd Amendment crowd to make their case, isn't it?

This was a particularly brutal crime that has left neighbors fearful, much like their counterparts in Minneapolis:

People in the Brooklyn Park neighborhood say they are on edge. "There was blood everywhere. All over the garage," a neighbor said.
Between the photo above and the helpful suspect description, let's see if we can catch this sewer rat, and soon.

Police are asking for help in the search for the suspect, who is described as a black male between 5'5 and 5'6, 130 to 140 pounds, and 17 to 22-years-old.