Woman darted in the Fan

Filed under crimes you don’t often hear.

Update #1 — March 18, 2014; 3:59 PM

Recieved the following email.

I’m Woman Struck with Dart – not sure if it matters or not, but I was walking with my male roommate at the time who gave the description to the police. I didn’t see the culprit. CBS interviewed the woman who said she never walks alone late at night, but clearly this happened regardless.

Obviously I’m still alive, but it was a bit scary and, more so, aggravating that someone was just trying to mar a perfectly great evening in my neighborhood!

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Original — March 18, 2014

The RTD is reporting, late Sunday night a woman was hit with a dart fired from a dart gun while walking  on the first block of North Davis Avenue. The incident occurred around 11:45 AM and the woman was struck in the arm. The darted woman was treated at Retreat Hospital and then released.

She described the suspect as white, 18 to 22 years old and about 5 feet 11 inches tall. She said he was wearing a black zipped, hooded sweatshirt, black jeans and dark-colored Converse-style canvas sneakers.

Anyone with information may call Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000 or text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the keyword “ITip” followed by the tip. Both methods are anonymous.

CBS6 also has a story on the attack.

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  1. RVABiker on said:

    I love reading the descriptions of the culprits in any published reports or warnings of a crime. Though the description can be useful in this case the woman merely described pretty much every young adult in the Richmond area. Descriptions that include skin color, hair color, male/female and defining characteristics like glasses, beards, bold makeup, tattoos and such makes it significantly easier to find the culprit instead of just what they were wearing. None the less its unfortunate that she got darted! Though for the creativity of the assault I give some serious props!

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