May 31st, 2010 04:47 PM
Robbery on campus this morning
On UF campus.
Strong arm robbery reported on UF campus | Gainesville.com
1) Why do people put themselves in these situations?
2) Do you think the frequency of these instances would happen if UF was not a gun-free zone?
May 31st, 2010 05:26 PM
There's no law against being out at 3 a.m., but you won't normally find me out walking at that time.
Strong arm robbery reported on UF campus
By Karen Voyles
Published: Monday, May 31, 2010 at 2:05 p.m.
Last Modified: Monday, May 31, 2010 at 2:05 p.m.
A strong arm robbery was reported Monday on the University of Florida campus.
According to police, the male victim notified them at about 8 a.m. that he had been robbed at 3 a.m. near Norman Hall and Southwest 13th Street.
The victim told police he was walking through the pedestrian tunnel when he noticed three other males who were also in the tunnel. The victim said that while he was leaving the tunnel, he was hit in the back of the head and fell to the ground and then his attackers took his possessions and fled.
According to police, the victim did not notice any weapons on the trio and his only injury was the blow to the head.
The only description the victim was able to give police was the men were white and had been wearing dark clothing.
Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to contact the UF Police at 392-1111.
And waiting until 8 a.m. to notify the police? I wonder why.
May 31st, 2010 06:55 PM
Like they say, nothing good happens after midnight.
Sounds a bit suspicious. Would a gun have made a difference? I doubt it. Having a gun doesn't always stop a robbery, and the vic made no mention of the assailants having one.
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May 31st, 2010 09:43 PM
Probably intoxicated and got rolled (if that is still the term). Too embarrassed to go to the police.
Gun laws are not a factor in this type of thing because there was no gun. It's not like the BG's were ignoring the gun law and the GG sufferred for observing it.
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May 31st, 2010 11:31 PM
Grady, I'm with you as to the time of night. But it is a college campus, and sleep is something you do in class, not at night.
Originally Posted by grady
And 5 hours to report? Something wrong there, IMO.
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June 2nd, 2010 06:48 PM
Are you joking? The kid is in college, the party doesn't START until 11:30.
Originally Posted by OldVet
I go to a college in NC. They charge an arm and a leg for parking, so many of the students park their cars on the street in the neighborhood next to campus. I used to live in that neighborhood. There are at least 3 or 4 armed robberies a month on campus or just off of campus. A couple of times the robbers shot the unarmed victim (not fatally) AFTER they stole their laptop/wallet/etc.
I cannot think of a situation on the street where I would readily pull my gun and used it when I already had a gun in my face, but around campus I would do it in a second (if they let us carry). Those boys don't play.
Of course they target students coming off of campus for a variety of reasons. They probably have a car, they might have a laptop, etc. But I would say one major reason is they DEFINITELY do not have a gun, in fact they don't even have a little knife, because that could get them in trouble on campus too. I think if someone is deemed responsible enough by their state to carry concealed elsewhere, they should certainly be allowed to do so on a college campus. Hell, aren't those college kids supposed to be the smart ones?
June 8th, 2010 02:14 AM
Originally Posted by funklab
June 8th, 2010 09:51 AM
Why would any sane person with a lick of self-preservation sense walk into a tunnel at night when he can see three men loitering in it?
June 8th, 2010 01:05 PM
He didn't know he had a "KICK ME" sign on his back? Or should that be "PICK ME?"
Originally Posted by SamRudolph
June 8th, 2010 01:14 PM
He's lucky he only got a bump on the head!
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June 8th, 2010 05:10 PM
Originally Posted by funklab
Sounds like my school in NC; I get emails weekly of crimes on campus and in off-campus apartments. Only my school doesn't seem to care about knives, I see clips on people's pants all the time.
The victim seems to have something hide by not reporting until 5hrs later.
June 9th, 2010 01:36 PM
And you thought the class work was tough !! Another reason that colleges(and I don't know speciffically about UF)must fight for right to carry laws. The savages don't stick up cop bars and gun stores but travel to "gun-free/victim full" zones to do their deeds.
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June 10th, 2010 01:41 AM
I'll attest to that. Another one from NC currently enrolled in college. When I was living on campus it wasn't uncommon to have 4-5 robberies on side streets, in the middle of campus, or forced entries in dorms. Hell, I came back from spring break on my birthday and found all the doors on my suite kicked in and substantial things taken. I lost a laptop that I was about to have repaired for my cousin and my dvd collection. My roommates lost a lot more. Most of these robberies are of course armed.
June 10th, 2010 05:58 AM
Few of the 'real' incidents on the UF campus ever reach the news...that's a fact.
I live only a few miles from that campus, and I know many who live, work, and attend classes in that area......lots of dirtbags roam the area.
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June 10th, 2010 08:54 AM
I think every urban college campus suffers from crimes like these. Lots of "kids" who dont know much about the world mixed in with lots of criminals looking for an easy target (of which there are many in such an environment)
I attended college in a place like this with robberies and kidnappings and murders happening all the time and as funklab mentioned earlier would often be required to park blocks away in bad neighborhoods because sometimes that was the only parking available period! You can bet that every night when I was walking back to my car after my late classes getting out (around 9 to 10pm) my head was on a swivel and constantly checking everywhere around me so nobody could sneak up on me and have me be the next guy on the news the next morning that was attacked, robbed, or worse.
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