Archive for Thursday, August 9, 2012

East Lawrence resident reports that stranger choked her, threatened her with knife

August 9, 2012


A woman alleged that a man choked her and threatened her with a knife in a robbery early Thursday in east Lawrence.

Kim Murphree, a Lawrence police spokeswoman, said the victim sat down in a chair on her porch in the 1600 block of Haskell Avenue when a man ran toward her from behind a nearby Dumpster.

Police were called about 2:45 a.m.

“The victim says the man grabbed her and pushed her into the storm door, and she fell onto the porch while the man was choking her,” Murphree said.

She told police the man had a knife and threatened her to turn over any property she had. The woman did not know the suspect.

“The woman said she screamed. A neighbor came out, and the suspect ran away,” Murphree said.

The woman refused medical treatment at the scene, and officers canvassed the area for an hour but did not find the suspect.

At 7:25 a.m. officers did recover some of the woman’s property in the 1500 block of Maryland Street, which is nearby, Murphree said.


Flap Doodle 5 years, 8 months ago

"...threatened her to turn over any property she had." The heck does that mean?

Cai 5 years, 8 months ago

.... along the lines of "give me your stuff or I'll stab you."

How hard is that to figure out? The grammar there is a little awkward, but it shouldn't be actively confusing, particularly given the context.

Clark Coan 5 years, 8 months ago

And they still haven't caught that third burgler who is breaking into houses in the middle of the night. The other two went in through unlocked doors. This guy literally breaks in when people are sleeping. He'll get shot by a homeowner if he keeps it up.

May Soo 5 years, 8 months ago

Maybe next time stay indoors at 2:45am might help especially in that area.

Leslie Swearingen 5 years, 8 months ago

Maybe there has not been a warning issued to people who live in that neighborhood to stay indoors between sunset and sunrise. The fact that it is low income housing does not really say anything about the quality of those who live there. I imagine they would like their children to be raised in housing that is crime and drug free. Evidently there are a breed of night prowlers who go on the search for whatever they can find. It isn't fair but the rest of us, including the lady in the report, have to be vigilant.

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