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Old 04-19-2012, 11:06 AM
Location: Austin, TX
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This story is just plain weird.

Police: female student assaulted on Scott Street // thedailycougar.com
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Old 04-19-2012, 11:51 AM
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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Originally Posted by Topaz View Post
Not to mention that's a pretty busy intersection; even at that time of night. I know someone had to have witnessed this.
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Old 04-19-2012, 03:50 PM
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Weird story,
they were able to take her behind the gas station but then she was able to get away from 3 men
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Old 04-19-2012, 05:15 PM
Location: Westbury
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I don't know why people struggle with this story. I attended UH for a period of time within the last 3 years and know that intersection. This happened either late at night or very early morning - not when there are students around the book store or gas station. I've been at the book store that is right there in the middle of the day and not seen a lot of people around. It's Scott and Elgin not Times Square. and the people that can possibly be around may not be the type to help a woman stop a sexual assault.

Typically men who would do something like that are not the ones willing or able to stick around for a fight. There are fortunate cases where simply by screaming and fighting a woman in the country can stop her attacker. She did what she was supposed to do in that situation and put her life on the line to protect herself. They didn't get an "easy target" they were hoping for. If one guy is trying to deal with someone screaming and fighting chances are the other two lowlifes are going to run to avoid them getting in trouble
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Old 04-19-2012, 05:55 PM
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This is Houston and that's near a not so nice part of town. If you can't get gas before dark don't be getting gas as a woman at 11:45pm.

Not trying to blame the victim here but common sense. I know campus is right there and I guess she lived on campus but come on. Hello 3rd Ward I see you next door. I don't think so.

That was a really bad idea and time to get gas.

I don't know how she fought off 3 men though. Good for her but woman vs one man is 50/50. Woman vs 2 men is usually not good for the woman. Woman vs 3 men is well you know the ending there.
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Old 04-19-2012, 06:45 PM
Location: Westbury
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Man I'm hating these comments

there is a little blaming the victim to say she should have known better. the men should have known better than to be attempted rapists. saying i dont mean to blame the victim doesn't take away the sentiment behind the words

Clearly the men were not ready or prepared to beat to death a fighting woman. typically in a punk fight guys will back down if someone is being aggressive or loud which clearly she was doing. His "buds" weren't interested in watching his back so they could be around when the possible good citizen runs up

sad thing is as a woman she can't put gas in her car and be safe like 100% of people should be able to. not her fault
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