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Police: Dirtbag tried to rape, strangle woman on Court St

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Police are hunting down a guy who they say tried to rape and strangle a woman on Court Street on Tuesday morning.

The alleged scumbag met the victim around 5 am on Smith Street between Bergen and Dean streets and struck up a conversation, offering to buy her a soda and cigarettes, cops said.

The victim took the suspect up on his offer and the two walked to a nearby drug store on the corner of Court Street and Atlantic Avenue. After the pair left the store, as they neared Pacific Avenue, the guy attacked the woman, choking her with a cable and attempting to cut her clothes off with a knife, police said.

But once the victim started screaming, the alleged dirtbag took off running down Pacific Avenue to parts unknown, cops said.

Authorities describe the alleged lowlife as around 30 years old and standing 5-foot-4, and say he was wearing a black studded leather vest, a light-colored shirt, dark jeans, and cowboy boots at the time of the attack.

Police ask anyone with information about the incident to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577–8477. The public can also submit tips by logging onto Crime Stoppers’ website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.crom or by texting their tips to 274637, then entering TIP577.

Reach reporter Harry MacCormack at hmaccormack@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260–2511. Follow him on Twitter @HMacBKPaper.
Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

John Wasserman from Prospect Heights says:
Our Brooklyn Paper states the following:

"Authorities describe the alleged lowlife as around 30 years old and standing 5-foot-4, and say he was wearing a black studded leather vest, a light-colored shirt, dark jeans, and cowboy boots at the time of the attack."

Ok, now please try to understand what I, John Wasserman am about to explain. First of all, if I may be so bold, I don't believe in rape. I believe that it happens, but I'm against it as a member of my community and as a former tractor salesman (particularly the latter).
In the quoted section (located above) taken from the article (located above ((but higher))) the Brooklyn Paper's Harry MacCormack tells us these police describe the lowlife (the article says "alleged lowlife"-but it's safe to say that a 5 foot person dressed up as either one of the Warriors or one of the Village People-or BOTH-is probably an actual lowlife regardless of whether he's proven guilty of this rape) as an "alleged SCUMBAG" earlier in the article.
Now, I hate to be one to say this on the air, but Harry, I'm hoping you'll pardon my asking you to make up your mind: is he an alleged scumbag or is he an alleged lowlife? There is clearly a difference between the two. Perhaps you should spend a little more time working on your side of the story before you go around, just "describing things" to people willy-nilly.
Pardon the suggestion, and good day to you.
John Wasserman/Against Rape/American
Sept. 16, 2015, 1:04 pm
jjm from c. hill says:
And the funny thing about this is that this happened in one of the so-called "hot" neighborhoods that these real estate brokers are trying to sell off to some of you naive kooks.
Sept. 16, 2015, 8:21 pm

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