Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Stranger Danger

Does anyone else find this story suspicious?
The [12 year old] boy was out of school for the day and riding his bicycle through [Washington] park. He was cutting through the tennis court area when a man emerged from the woods, knocked the boy off his bike, threw him to the ground and began punching him in the back.

The man then turned the boy over, ripped off his shirt and scraped him on the chest with a stick.

The attacker was wearing a black ski mask, a puffy, navy-blue coat and black sweat pants.
Scraped him on the chest with a stick? Huh? OK, then what happened? Did the masked man get up and run away, further assaulted the boy, or what?

Very odd. I suppose the police wouldn’t be asking for witnesses if they didn’t have some reason to believe the boy. Nothing is impossible but some things are improbable.


nancy said...

Also curious is why this story is only coming out now when it happened over the Veterans Day weekend. Wouldn't there have been a better chance of locating witnesses last month?

JeromeProphet said...

Maybe it wasn't released because the cops decided the attacker was possibly the same one which attempted to rape, and possibly kill, the Washington Park jogger?

Maybe they sent some officers to stake the woods out as a response, and didn't want the attacker to think the boy had ever reported it?

Who knows, but in MANY MANY cases serial killers, and serial rapist, do their thing upon a community for years while police quietly investigate - without informing the public of their suspicions, or knowledge.

They don't want to spook the public, and it may hurt the investigation.

And sometimes the cops don't do anything, even though they believe it is a serial rapist, or killer. This has happened many many times. Run some searches on Google if you think it's not possible.

ThirtyWhat said...

I believe it's possible ... and, if it's true, I'm not convinced it's not the same person.