September 14th, 2009 04:41 PM
Female hikers attacked
Who needs a gun in the remote wilderness?
Female Hikers Attacked By Knife-Wielding Man On Trail - Denver News Story - KMGH Denver
Uh yeah...sure chief...almost unheard of...ALMOST...yet we keep HEARING of it in just about every state in the union.
FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- A search is under way for a man who attacked two female hikers with a knife.
The assault occurred about 11 a.m. Sunday in the Comanche Peak Wilderness area west of Fort Collins.
The hikers were on the Signal Mountain trail when a man attacked them. The Larimer County Sheriff said the assailant implied he was planning to sexually assault the women. The women were able to fight him off with a walking stick.
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One of the hikers suffered cuts on her hands and shoulder and was taken to Poudre Valley Hospital. Sheriff Jim Alderden said her injuries required stitches.
SWAT teams and Larimer County sheriff's deputies are canvassing the area and have set up roadblocks. A K-9 unit was called in Monday morning to help in the search for the attacker, as well.
“This is almost an unheard of incident in this remote area. It's a hiking trail, very remote, right adjacent to the wilderness. To have an assailant jump out from behind the trees and take on two women with intentions to sexually assault them, this is a very dangerous individual," said Alderden.
Investigators are continuing to interview everyone in the area, including hunters who frequent the trail this time of year.
The man they are looking for was described as "husky" and about 5 feet 10 inches tall. He had a salt-and-pepper ponytail and was wearing grayish camouflage clothing and a mask, the women said.
He may have cuts and abrasions from the walking stick, according to police.
Authorities urge the public to take extra precaution.
"No matter where you're at, what you're doing, it's always good to have a companion with you. I hesitate to think what would have happened if one of these women would have been by themselves. So, be prepared. Be on the lookout. This is the last place you'd expect something like this to happen,” Alderden said.
"My God David, We're a Civilized society."
"Sure, As long as the machines are workin' and you can call 911. But you take those things away, you throw people in the dark, and you scare the crap out of them; no more rules...You'll see how primitive they can get."
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September 14th, 2009 04:54 PM
+1 on that! It doesn't take a brain trust to realize that remote locations such as hiking trails are a prime spot for crime.
Originally Posted by packinnova
Oh, sure, it may not happen every day! But when it does, it usually results in death or being crippled. Which really sucks if you're the victim.
Talk to the Border Patrol about the dangers of hiking in remote locations!
When you're vulnerable in a remote area... It's best to have the means to defend yourself, because lets face it... You're on your own!
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September 14th, 2009 05:41 PM
Originally Posted by packinnova
Like tooth decay is almost unheard of.
Where do these people get their information, the void of space?
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September 14th, 2009 07:35 PM
"No matter where you're at, what you're doing, it's always good to have a companion with you...
Yep, like a Glock...
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September 14th, 2009 07:44 PM
One of our nearby Metroparks had a remote-trail assault on a woman.
A monster smacked a woman in the back of the head with a rock; he left her face down in a creek.
Another monster was recently convicted and sentenced: he conversed with a woman hiker, grabbed the woman, shot her in the back, then violated her, dumped her in the trunk of his car and drove off.
She survived; she is paralyzed for life.
A dear friend of mine told me she never hikes alone.
She said she keeps company with a Mr. Colt.
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September 14th, 2009 09:54 PM
Interesting that every time I read a story like this, a woman seems to be a victim. You'd think that women would be leading proponents of 'right to carry' because they of all people need to level the playing field.
September 15th, 2009 12:11 AM
Wait! Isn't that like one of them Nat'l Forest thingies?
You know...where there is never anything to worry about? Didn't the gubmint tell us how safe these areas are? The Nat'l Park Service says that stuff like that doesn't happen in Nat'l Parks either.
So, who made up this vicious pack of lies and sold it to the newspaper?
'Fess up, now.
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September 15th, 2009 12:16 AM
Check California, it's fairly common.
September 15th, 2009 10:43 AM
“The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.”.... Albert Einstein
September 15th, 2009 11:13 AM
+1 on the Clint quote!
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