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Old 04-28-2018, 06:22 PM
 
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What a nasty demented creep! Scary that it took so long for someone to come help despite her screaming for her life.

Bystanders stopped man from raping woman, police say | The Sacramento Bee

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A California woman was walking home from work on Wednesday, talking on the phone with a friend, when a man suddenly grabbed her from behind, she said.

It was only 7 p.m. in downtown Santa Cruz when the attack began still daylight, according to Sarah Shinsky, the 28-year-old victim who recounted the disturbing details in a Facebook post. Her attacker had been released from jail just one day earlier, jail records said.
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Old 04-28-2018, 06:41 PM
 
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And they say drugs are bad.
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Old 04-29-2018, 07:18 AM
 
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This is also why they teach people to scream 'FIRE' instead of 'HELP', no one will come or takes awhile with pleas for help, but when its a FIRE, everyone comes running. Its sad, but i believe they have been teaching this for many years now.
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Old 04-29-2018, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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I don’t believe this man is mentally ill and I hope he doesn’t get set free on that excuse. I was a victim of attempted rape and my attacker behaved in the exact same manner. The rapist gets so focused on his victim even though there is another person beating the heck out of him from behind he won’t stop. Like a pit bull who’s latched onto his prey.

But I have a feeling he will be confined for a little while only because this has gotten Media attention. He’ll see a psychologist for a little while and then he’ll be out on the streets where he’ll attack someone else.
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Old 04-29-2018, 12:27 PM
 
Location: southern kansas
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What a nasty demented creep! Scary that it took so long for someone to come help despite her screaming for her life.

Bystanders stopped man from raping woman, police say | The Sacramento Bee
My first reaction was to agree with that. But then again, not everyone can make quick snap decisions, especially if it may involve personal danger. It depends on the situation and the people involved of course, but I'm reluctant to throw too much blame at them. They did finally come to her aid (facing an unknown risk) which they should get credit for.

On a side note, I couldn't help but notice the statement this guy made in a prior interview with the media:

Quote: Coincidentally, the Sentinel interviewed Muro last week for a story about homelessness. He spoke calmly and told the paper he had chosen to be transient. “I didn’t want to work anymore,” Muro said.

Sadly those words spell out why many people feel the way they do about the homeless, whether that's the case or not. It's people like this guy that makes it hard for more deserving homeless to get the help they need.
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Old 04-29-2018, 03:54 PM
 
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People are trying to turn this into a crime and punishment issue, but even the authorities are saying this is a major failing in mental health care.
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Old 04-29-2018, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Florida
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This should also be a lesson in situation awareness: don't talk on your phone while you're on foot because you might lose awareness of what's going on around you. I see people listening to headphones while riding their bike, texting while driving, etc. Why can't people just concentrate on the task at hand and arrive safe? He probably saw a distracted victim and decided she'd be easy prey.
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Old 04-29-2018, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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And they say drugs are bad.
It's said that pain will not stop a determined focused psychopath. But a disabling injury will. Like an elbow to the Adams apple. A boot to the kneecap.

Distracted walking (she was yakking on her phone) just invites these creeps, too. People need to pay attention to their surroundings, bad stuff can happen.
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Old 04-29-2018, 08:30 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Wow, it's very scary with that creep being able to get out in a day or so after a tap on the wrist and have a go at another woman.

Maybe the next victim won't be so lucky that people were around to come to her aid.
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Old 04-29-2018, 09:52 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Wow, it's very scary with that creep being able to get out in a day or so after a tap on the wrist and have a go at another woman.

Maybe the next victim won't be so lucky that people were around to come to her aid.
He was picked up for loitering.
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