Thursday, October 28, 2010

this happened in a neighborhood i travel through every day

morning (as in VERY early) and night. if i'm walking, i'm not unsafe or reckless, don't get me wrong. BUT, i feel safe (or FELT safe) in this neighborhood. i'm usually out earlier than when this happened, but still, i always felt safe. at 5, 6 and 7 am, there are TONS of joggers and walkers and dog walkers and people on bicycles. it's that kind of neighborhood. heck, i went to morley (elementary school) which is in that hood. it's MY hood

to everyone male and female who do outdoor activities alone, GET A LITTLE TINY CANISTER OF PEPPER SPRAY at the very least. the BEST idea is to go out with a friend though.

it can't happen here. well YES, this proves it CAN

West Hartford Police: Jogger Sexually Assaulted On Fern Street

Detectives talked with neighbors and are checking with neighboring police departments about unsolved sexual assaults as they investigate the assault of a woman who was jogging along Fern Street shortly before 7 a.m. Wednesday morning
The woman was treated at a local hospital and released. Other than the sexual assault, she was not injured, police said.
The woman told police she was attacked by a man who dragged her into some bushes in the front yard of 311 Fern St. When the assault ended, she sought help from the residents, who called police at 6:56 a.m. The homeowners declined to comment..............

Jogger Sexually Assaulted in West Hartford


Police are asking West Hartford residents to go out in pairs as the search goes on for for the man who sexually assaulted a jogger on Wednesday morning.
The man grabbed the woman from behind on Fern Street around 6:50 a.m., pulled into bushes and sexually assaulted her, police said. She ran to a neighboring home for help and was taken to a hospital to be treated for injuries.
Police believe it was a random attack and neighbors are shaken by what happened this morning in their quiet neighborhood.
The assault happened just blocks from West Hartford Mayor Scott Slifka's house.
"I woke up this morning and talked to my wife about it," he said. "It's the kind of thing that shakes you to your core."............

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