Friday, September 28, 2007

Another reason not to go to Georgia

Per WLTX.com, this is a crazy story coming out of Athens. This could happen a lot in Athens as I can attest that it is hard as hell to get a cab in that town and people can be pretty sketchy after the game. Just ask Big Angry about it?

ATHENS, GA (WXIA, WLTX) - Nearly three weeks ago, a 20-year-old former University of South Carolina student celebrated the win over Georgia in downtown Athens, and got separated from her friends. Police say a driver of an unmarked van stopped at the corner of East Broad and Thomas Streets in Athens and asked her if she needed a ride home.The second she stepped into the van, which looked like a number of other taxis in Athens, the co-ed became the victim on a police report. Fifteen minutes later, in Oglethorpe County, police say the man stopped in a secluded area, and then tried to grab her.She escaped and ran away before anything more happened.Caroline Williams says the man behind the wheel told her to 'give it up' or he would leave her stranded in a remote area. She chose to run. The young woman ran toward a field, climbed over a fence and called 911 from her cell phone. She says the operator told her to head in the direction of a nearby home and wait for police. Athens-Clarke County police are looking at video from downtown cameras for clues, working on a sketch of the suspect, and warning women before this weekend's home game. Police plan to work with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Monday to develop a sketch of the suspect based on their findings."If you're around Athens and you're riding around at night, or especially on the weekends, it's not uncommon to see some women traveling by themselves, or a group of women," said Athens-Clarke County Police Capt. Clarence Holeman. "Women are the target. We just want them to be more aware of their surroundings."The suspect is described as a white man with brown hair, about 5'9 tall, 20 to 30 years old. Police say he was wearing a light blue or white polo shirt and baseball hat that night. They say his van is white with gray interior.There's a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest. Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 706-613-3342.

1 comment:

take me back said...

sounds like the brown buick story