(November 26, 2013) Within the space of seventy-two hours last weekend, three women were detained and sexually assaulted by armed strangers in official-looking costumes. Two of those incidents occurred in Texas, the other happened in Minnesota.
The first attack took place on a highway near Carrollton, Texas on Thursday, November 21. An unidentified man wearing what appeared to be a police uniform stopped a woman, handcuffed her, and assaulted her in the back seat of his car.
Early Sunday morning, a female student at the University of Minnesota was sexually assaulted by a man dressed like a police officer. The assailant, who was driving a black SUV, approached the woman and admonished her that she shouldnâ€™t be walking alone late at night. Beguiled by what appeared to be the strangerâ€™s official attire, the woman got into the vehicle. The driver locked the doors and conveyed the victim to a remote location, where he raped her.
Sandwiched between these episodes of sexual predation by ersatz police officers was one involving an actual cop.