Wednesday, June 20, 2007


News: Here's a Story for You ...

This is taken from the local paper where I'm from ...

Authorities were hunting Tuesday for a man who posed as a police officer
to assault two women a few miles outside West Plains in a mainly rural
county in south-central Missouri.

Howell County Sheriff Robbie Crites said the man used a red-and-blue flashing light
in his unmarked car and was wearing a blue uniform
when he stopped women drivers after dark
and attacked them in two incidents earlier this month.
The area is about 80 miles southeast of Springfield.

One woman reported she was raped
and the other was able to fight the man off, Crites said.

“We’re taking this very, very seriously,” Crites told The Associated Press.
“This guy is betraying the trust the public has in us,
and the nature of the crime,
actually attacking and unfortunately raping one female,
is as serious as we get.”

Howell County deputies,
the Missouri Highway Patrol and West Plains police are investigating.

Crites said about two dozen leads
have come in from the public
since his department released a composite drawing of the impostor Monday.


How's that for scarey?
They say if you're ever in doubt to drive to the police station before you stop
or to call 911 from your cell phone.
But what if you're out in the middle of no-where?

Something to think about, huh?

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