Skip to comments.Mirecki hospitalized after beating (KU Relig. prof. who mocked religion)
Posted on 12/05/2005 8:13:08 PM PST by Will_Zurmacht
Mirecki hospitalized after beating
By Ron Knox, Eric Weslander (Contact)
Originally published 05:37 p.m., December 5, 2005 Updated 06:31 p.m., December 5, 2005
Douglas County sheriffs deputies are investigating the reported beating of a Kansas University professor who gained recent notoriety for his Internet tirades against Christian fundamentalists.
Kansas University religious studies professor Paul Mirecki reported he was beaten by two men about 6:40 a.m. today on a roadside in rural Douglas County. In a series of interviews late this afternoon, Mirecki said the men who beat him were making references to the controversy that has propelled him into the headlines in recent weeks. Mirecki
I didnt know them, but Im sure they knew me, he said.
Mirecki said he was driving to breakfast when he noticed the men tailgating him in a pickup truck.
I just pulled over hoping they would pass, and then they pulled up real close behind, he said. They got out, and I made the mistake of getting out.
He said the men beat him about the upper body with their fists, and he said he thinks they struck him with a metal object. He was treated and released at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Im mostly shaken up, and I got some bruises and sore spots, he said.
Douglas County Sheriffs Officials are classifying the case as an aggravated battery. They wouldnt say exactly where the incident happened, citing the ongoing investigation
The sheriffs department is looking for the suspects, described as two white males between ages 30 and 40, one wearing a red visor and wool gloves, and both wearing jeans. They were last seen in a large pickup truck.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 843-TIPS or the sheriffs office at 841-0007.
Mirecki recently wrote online that he planned to teach intelligent design as mythology in an upcoming course. He wrote it would be a nice slap in the big fat face of fundamentalists.
The remarks caused an uproar, Mirecki apologized, and KU announced last week the class would be canceled.
that was my first thought...hehe.
granted, it may very well be true, but it all just sounds rather strange.
@ 6:45am it's still dark here.
Plus it was freezing cold.
So You're being tailgated on your short drive into town.
You decide to pull over.
They follow you.
They get out of vehicle.
You get out of vehicle.
They attack you and verbally disparage your beliefs.
Then they drive off.
sorry, is it just me or does this sound rather strange?
anyhow, if its true I hope he gets well soon.
I swear that I went through Lawrence at least four hours after this this morning. I was still in the shower when this occured...or didn't occur, LOL.
"Who wants to take bets that this turns out to be phony?"
Like, you're telling me that you're alone and after being tailgated by two strangers you pull over and they do too and they get out and you wouldn't exit your vehicle too?
The story smells.
White, males, pickups, hmm.
The story smells bad. The favorite trick of the left is to pretend to be the victim when caught. My bet is no pickup. No stopping on the side of the road. No two rednecks. Just one leftist professor looking to make himself look like the victim.
In the movie "Dirty Harry", a perp hired someone to beat him up.
Gosh, I dunno. That was a pretty precise description of the perps' vehicle--a "large pickup truck". You gotta believe he was there and went through it to get that kind of detail.
Was it a white pick-up and did they have a "Charlton Heston is My President" bumper sticker?
Who in their right mind gets out of a vehicle when accosted by others, by the way?
I wonder if anyone thought to check this guys hands for bruises.
That was my first thought too.
I hope they catch those two incompetent rednecks for not even doing a simple assault properly!
Yes; and who'd ever picture angry fundamentalists driving a "large pickup truck"? You just CAN'T make up that kind of authentic detail!!
My nose twitches. I smell a fraud.
hey, it may have been a threesome!;)
The again had he done that, there would likely already be an arrest.
I'm holding out for "no truck, no rednecks," just a liberal out trolling for some cheap victim-love.
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