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Hillsborough deputies track suspect to wooded area near 42nd Street and Amberly Drive in Tampa
http://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/hillsborough-deputies-investigating-series-of-overnight-as ^ | 09.06.13 | Times Staff

Posted on 09/06/2013 8:01:13 AM PDT by Chickensoup

Hillsborough deputies said Friday morning they'd tracked an assault and home invasion suspect to a stretch of woods north of 42nd Street and south of Amberly Drive in Tampa.

A canine and a witness helped track the suspect into the woods. Officers said deep water in the wooded area is complicating the search, but added dogs can track through that obstacle.

"The thing about the water is you've gotta come out somewhere," Hillsborough County Sheriff's Department Spokesman Major J.R. Burton said.

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Officers said the series of random but related crimes began around 11 p.m. Thursday night when the suspect forced his way into an apartment on Shiloh Woods Court at Cambridge Woods Apartments, near 42nd Street north of East Fletcher Avenue. He bound the four men and sexually assaulted the four women inside, and instructed the victims not to call police for 30 minutes. They followed those instructions out of fear, deputies said.

The suspect then left the apartment and entered a second home in the nearby Eagle Point Apartments. Authorities said they don't have further information about this incident.

After fleeing Eagle Point on foot, the suspect entered a party inside a home at The Oaks apartment complex. He forced 25 people into a bedroom at gunpoint and fired at least one round into the carpet before leaving the scene, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Department said.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: crime; rape; sourcetitlenoturl
Most interesting that there is NO description of this AT-LARGE suspect.
1 posted on 09/06/2013 8:01:13 AM PDT by Chickensoup
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To: Chickensoup

I get the feeling this was more than a year ago? ;)


2 posted on 09/06/2013 8:12:25 AM PDT by Old Sarge (Opinions are like orgasms: only mine count, and I couldn't care less if you have one...)
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To: Chickensoup

I live in Tampa. This was big news on our local news. Description is a black male. Raped 4 women. This was in the USF area. Large college population.


3 posted on 09/06/2013 8:14:19 AM PDT by avalonmistmoon
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To: Chickensoup
Apparently, water is not an issue for dogs. They can still track across bodies of water. Maybe not a lake but streams are not a problem. Tested on Mythbusters.
4 posted on 09/06/2013 8:14:30 AM PDT by dhs12345
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To: Old Sarge

I get the feeling this was more than a year ago? ;)

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5 posted on 09/06/2013 8:17:00 AM PDT by Chickensoup (...We didn't love freedom enough... Solzhenitsyn.)
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To: avalonmistmoon

Did the local TV/radio news reports give perp description?

It is a dangerous disservice to the public if law enforcement and/or media refuse to publicze a suspect description for political correctness reasons.


6 posted on 09/06/2013 8:22:30 AM PDT by citizen (There is always free government cheese in the mouse trap.....https://twitter.com/kracker0)
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To: avalonmistmoon

Black male who ALSO committed a home invasion of a college party and forced 25 people into a bedroom before firing a shot into the carpet.

Oh, AND he chased down a guy on the street trying to rob him and fired several shots at him within close proximity to where the rapes occurred.

This guy is high on something, mark my words. He’s likely cowering in the Hillsborough River watershed area coming down off a PCP or synthetic marijuana high.


7 posted on 09/06/2013 8:28:59 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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Attached is the latest on the suspect. This guy is a one man rampage!!!

http://www.baynews9.com/content/news/baynews9/news/article.html/content/news/articles/bn9/2013/9/6/usf_issues_alert_aft.html


8 posted on 09/06/2013 8:44:56 AM PDT by avalonmistmoon
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To: avalonmistmoon

I noticed that earlier. BN9’s been following it all morning.


9 posted on 09/06/2013 8:45:46 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: avalonmistmoon; Chickensoup; Joe Brower; MinuteGal; SoFloFreeper; left that other site; ...
He bound the four men and sexually assaulted the four women inside, and instructed the victims not to call police for 30 minutes. They followed those instructions out of fear

Eight people, and they didn't bum-rush him??

Four "men", and they didn't stomp his guts out!?

Has "Justice Fo' Trayvon" paralyzed people that badly?

10 posted on 09/06/2013 8:45:52 AM PDT by Old Sarge (Opinions are like orgasms: only mine count, and I couldn't care less if you have one...)
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To: Old Sarge

He must have had a gun and people have been trained by the legal system and law enforcement to rely on the professionals. Stupid.


11 posted on 09/06/2013 8:48:05 AM PDT by Chickensoup (...We didn't love freedom enough... Solzhenitsyn.)
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To: Old Sarge

Look above, he also terrorized a party of 25!


12 posted on 09/06/2013 8:49:13 AM PDT by Chickensoup (...We didn't love freedom enough... Solzhenitsyn.)
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To: Chickensoup

Fletcher Ave. That’s near the campus complex. So he crashed a college party?


13 posted on 09/06/2013 8:51:49 AM PDT by Old Sarge (Opinions are like orgasms: only mine count, and I couldn't care less if you have one...)
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They’re college kids. I guarantee you every one of them was either drunk or getting there. They’re all liberalized kids, so none of them think anything bad will happen to them and don’t carry weapons.

Had I been there, I don’t know that I’d had played hero, but if I was armed, he’d be a corpse at this hour.


14 posted on 09/06/2013 9:02:28 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Chickensoup

“He bound the four men and sexually assaulted the four women inside,...”

“After fleeing Eagle Point on foot, the suspect entered a party inside a home at The Oaks apartment complex. He forced 25 people into a bedroom at gunpoint...”

Police cautioned area residents to be on the lookout for a man carrying a big bottle of blue pills.


15 posted on 09/06/2013 9:07:36 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: rarestia
Had I been there, I don’t know that I’d had played hero, but if I was armed, he’d be a corpse at this hour.

With women to defend behind me, there'd be just another notch on my ammo belt to mark his passing.

16 posted on 09/06/2013 9:22:13 AM PDT by Old Sarge (Opinions are like orgasms: only mine count, and I couldn't care less if you have one...)
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To: Old Sarge

Agreed. I have no tolerance for these sorts of shenanigans. One thug with a gun can’t kill 25 people no matter how hard he tries. People turn into sheep when confronted by someone with a gun: they freeze in place. I’m not saying I wouldn’t, I’m just saying it’s a fight-or-flight response that can’t be avoided.


17 posted on 09/06/2013 9:42:30 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Chickensoup

BREAKING: Suspect involved in shootout near I4 & US 301. Hit several times.


18 posted on 09/06/2013 9:44:56 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: rarestia

True. It can either paralyze, or galvanize. I won’t ever let it paralyze me again.


19 posted on 09/06/2013 10:25:25 AM PDT by Old Sarge (Opinions are like orgasms: only mine count, and I couldn't care less if you have one...)
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To: rarestia

CRAPPAGE!


20 posted on 09/06/2013 10:25:44 AM PDT by Old Sarge (Opinions are like orgasms: only mine count, and I couldn't care less if you have one...)
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To: Old Sarge

Dead! Not breathing the same air anymore.

http://www.baynews9.com/


21 posted on 09/06/2013 12:08:11 PM PDT by avalonmistmoon
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To: avalonmistmoon
At 7am this morning..the reporter for BayNews9 said that "about 30 people had been held by the suspect, and he'd been seen by cops, yet their GUIDELINES wouldn't allow them to give a description.."

PC kills

22 posted on 09/06/2013 12:08:59 PM PDT by ken5050 (According to Dick Lugar, I'm a "random outlier." Woo Hoo!!!!)
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To: Chickensoup

“Officers said deep water in the wooded area is complicating the search, but added dogs can track through that obstacle. “

Must be Portuguese water dogs.


23 posted on 09/06/2013 12:11:23 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: ken5050

Maybe they’re more of what you call “guidelines”, than actual rules...


24 posted on 09/06/2013 12:20:03 PM PDT by Old Sarge (Opinions are like orgasms: only mine count, and I couldn't care less if you have one...)
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To: rarestia; Joe Brower; MinuteGal; SoFloFreeper; left that other site; Joe Boucher; SeminoleCounty; ..
One More Dead Animal

I have a $10 bill says there will be a candlelight vigil in Seminole Heights this weekend.

25 posted on 09/06/2013 12:21:32 PM PDT by Old Sarge (Opinions are like orgasms: only mine count, and I couldn't care less if you have one...)
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