Posted by Diesel (+186) 10 years ago
I heard through the grapevine that a 20ish year old woman was attacked near the Convent. Beaten severely amung other things. I was just wondering if anyone has heard the same thing. I was told she was walking home at night when it happened. I just wanted to find out if it was just a rumor or the truth, wanted to make sure if it was the word was spread so people could be more cautious since the dark is getting here earlier and earlier.

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Posted by JessicaN (+400) 10 years ago
I heard a woman was attacked too, didn't hear any details just that who I overheard talking about it was friends with whom it happened to.
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Posted by bsales (+289) 10 years ago
this is not a rumor it is true, and she was very lucky to have escaped with the injuries that she has, She is a very strong young lady and my heart goes out to you hun!! if you need anything at all, just let me know!!
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Posted by howdy (+4945) 10 years ago
Hope they catch the guy that did it...
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Posted by Judd (+54) 10 years ago
There has been more than one attack. I know one other individual who has been attacked also from the description by the same person and in the same general area. This attack happened during the day. Women should be careful walking alone till this guy is caught.
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Posted by neonfreedom (+292) 10 years ago
what is the description of the fellow or people that have done this
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Posted by Tim Wagoner (+762) 10 years ago
A bit of advice for all the gals in our community. Arm yourself with the knowledge of whats going on, and carrying pepper spray might come in handy too.
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Posted by howdy (+4945) 10 years ago
Pepper spray or a stun gun...any type of personal protection is a great idea...even the ability to knee certain areas of a fellows body....
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+15384) 10 years ago
Sounds to me like it time to dress in drag an kick someones ass.
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Posted by howdy (+4945) 10 years ago
LOL, would dearly love to see that one on video...if someone does that at least have a buddy in hiding with a camera LOL...
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+15384) 10 years ago
Well, they better be careful because I am the meanest SOB that ever peed by the convent steps.
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Posted by homesweet (+61) 10 years ago
A bit of advice for all the gals in our community. Arm yourself with the knowledge of whats going on, and carrying pepper spray might come in handy too.

So what exactly is going on? Does anyone know if the attacker has been caught, a description of who to look out for or what kind of vehicle, etc? It would be helpful to know if the people who were attacked thought they were specifically targeted by someone who had something against them, meaning other women may not be in danger, or was it thought to be a random attack on a random person they saw walking? Were all the attacks in the same area? (and specifically what area)
Did the attacker sneak up on them and grab them, in which case pepper spray or a stun gun likely would do no good, because you wouldnt have the time to react and use it, or was it a person pretending to be friendly and then attacked?
It doesnt do anyone much good to simply know that there is an attacker on the loose, if you dont know what you are looking for. To help other women from suffering the same fate, information like this needs to be shared and spread!
Although I live no where near the Convent, which is where this apparently took place?, I will still be on the lookout around my own home, and I hope everyone else will take the time to look out their windows more often as well, and call the police if you see anything suspicious.
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Posted by Denise Selk (+1672) 10 years ago
The newspaper said the attack occurred near the Cornerstone Apartments, not the Convent.
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Posted by Bridgier (+9472) 10 years ago
Is a "and if you get pregnant it's gods will" comment entirely inappropriate here? It probably is, isn't it?

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Posted by Amorette Allison (+12389) 10 years ago
There is also some confusion over a domestic assault and another attack that both occurred over the weekend. So far, we are just waiting for the police to do their job. Buy the way, screaming like a banshee is the recommended first line of defense. I got that from a fellow who teaches self defense classes.
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Posted by Tim Wagoner (+762) 10 years ago
Bridgier why the f$ck would you even post that.
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Posted by howdy (+4945) 10 years ago
because that phrase is all over the news as said by a GOP member running for the senate in another state...this fellow has been endorsed by Rmoney too...that is why Bridgier said it I would imagine...read your news...

http://www.rawstory.com/r...s-of-rape/

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Posted by Buck Showalter (+4463) 10 years ago
Not the Cornerstone Apartments!?! Where is a guy supposed to smoke his drugs?
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Posted by Bridgier (+9472) 10 years ago
Evangelicals (or perhaps the better term here is Fundigelicals) don't really understand the Theodicy Event Horizon of their beliefs, and are very puzzled when other people react with understandable horror to their vision of God as a Cancer-inducing, rape-pregnancy-instigating monster.

Now, you COULD try and fly through the needles eye here, and say something like "Well, obviously God didn't CAUSE the rape, but He took the opportunity to make the best of the bad situation, by giving you a baby", to which the appropriate response is "Wait, I didn't WANT a baby, why couldn't He have done something useful like give my rapist a heart attack earlier in the day and saved us all this trouble?"
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Posted by luvlife (+287) 10 years ago
I am just reading about this attack today and thinking how did I miss this in the paper?
This is very concerning, and as a parent of two teen-age daughters...its frightening.
My thoughts and prayers to the young lady that was attacked and so thankful she is alive.
We live out of town a ways, I do have a friend that lives near the convent and has teen-age daughters, too.
She does not have access to milescity.com, but, does get the paper and she did not see this in Mon or Tue night papers either.
Does anyone have any other info on this? Thank you and another reminder to everyone to be caucious at all times.
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Posted by Tim Wagoner (+762) 10 years ago
I know about the phrase and the origin, My issue is does it belong in this particular thread. NO. This is a series issue and in my opinion phrases like that should not be added. There may be a place or time for it, just not here on this thread. So I reiterate WTF.
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Posted by Denise Selk (+1672) 10 years ago
From the Miles City Star's Tuesday, October 23, 2012, Community roundup...

Sexual assault - The Miles City Police Department is actively investigating a report of a sexual assault. A female said she was attacked in the general area of the Cornerstone Apartments late Saturday or early Sunday morning. She was taken to Holy Rosary Healthcare where she was treated and released. The police are following up on potential suspects.
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Posted by Forsyth Mike (+485) 10 years ago
Buy the way, screaming like a banshee is the recommended first line of defense. I got that from a fellow who teaches self defense classes.

I watched an old "Dragnet" episode a while ago where they were talking about assaults and that was their recommendation too...the next thing is to go for the eyes. Good advice.
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Posted by Paula Arion (+31) 10 years ago
A long time ago I was attacked outside the Eagles Manor. A guy put his arm around me layed me down on the ground and held my mouth and almost strangled me. I "THANK GOD" I am alive.Somebody heard me scream.That young lady that was attacked was very lucky too.
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Posted by Cheryl Pieters (+476) 10 years ago
A lot of times self defense classes teach you to scream out "FIRE" over and over instead of just screaming like a banshee. A lot of women have been attacked and/or murdered while screaming their heads off because people were afraid to come near the area where something bad might be happening, but someone yelling FIRE always draws a crowd.

I think if someone comes up behind you out of the shadows and puts their arm around your throat, it is going to be hard to do any screaming or pepper spraying or tazing anyway. It would probably be good advice to try to get a "buddy system" going so young girls will be walking in twos and threes. If someone is walking home from a friend's house, maybe the parent could walk them home at least to a point where they can see the young woman get into the house safely, or maybe another parent can meet them halfway.

Miles City is such a small town-you would think someone would know who the attacker is already. If not-is anyone willing or able to set up some sort of a surveillance operation over where it sounds like multiple attacks have been happening? Even a cheap-o security camera on the apartments would be nice.

I think it is poor advice to put the whole responsibility on the Police, as there are just a few of them on any one shift and they probably spend most of their time downtown or in more heavily travelled areas where there is bound to be more crime (or at the least barfights to break up and parking tickets to write). I imagine whoever is doing this keeps an eye out for Police cars or anyone in uniform before he makes his move anyway. If I lived there and my daughters were threatened I think I would be making sure they would never have to walk past that area alone even if it took a little extra gas to drop them off or pick them up.
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