Friday, September 22, 2006

More University Of Minnesota Assaults & Remedy

The Minnesota Daily reports yet more violence near campus: "More campus-area assaults, robberies reported to police".

A would-be Good Samaritan ended up in the emergency room with a concussion early Sunday.

Art sophomore Evan Prokop said he and his friends were walking through Dinkytown about 2:30 a.m., heading back to his apartment, when they encountered a woman being harassed by four men.

"She was yelling at them to get away," Prokop said. "We went over there to see if everything was OK."

When Prokop and his friends approached the group, an unknown man started punching one of Prokop's friends.

"I got in between to break it up and got knocked out," Prokop said...

One of the attackers then started punching and kicking Prokop, McLoone said. When the group realized he was unconscious, they ran away, she said.

Prokop began to seize and his friends called 911, McLoone said. Paramedics outfitted Prokop with a neck brace and transported him to Hennepin County Medical Center, she said.

Prokop said he suffered a concussion and does not remember much of what happened during the altercation.

"It was quite scary," McLoone said.
But never fear - in case you get in trouble the University Police have the remedy (h/t A. Karl K.): "Stay safe - scream 'help'".