Angry Mob Pelts Man With Rocks Over Child Rape Rumors

    May 21, 2013
    Sean Patterson
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Rumors can often spark a reaction, but one Colorado man this week learned that they can also spark violence.

According to an Associated Press report, an angry mob in Denver this week threw rocks at a man they believed to be the a child molester. The mob was reportedly angered by the failure of local police to arrest a suspect in the case of two separate sexual crimes, one involving the rape of a girl and another involving a flashing incident with a different child. A description of the suspect in the crimes was released by police, and the mob began searching for someone matching the description. According to police, the description was vague, as the criminal had worn a bandanna over his face.

When the mob found the 54-year-old man they later assaulted, he ran before being surrounded and beaten. Police arrived and took the man into custody. The man reportedly escaped the attempted stoning with only a bloody face, and has not pressed charges against the mob. He has provided a DNA sample to police, so that he can be definitively ruled out as a suspect.

  • Jake

    Interesting how their follies (in some people minds) are thought to be overlooked because of the circumstances involving children. However, turning vigilantes without any evidence isn’t any different than the wicked predator that preyed on innocent children. A group of fools decided to take matters into their own hands, and caused harm and anguish to a stranger, and of course believe that their behaviors should be pardon in light of the hideous crime against children. Well! In my mind they are the same as the pedophile perpetrator – vicious thugs who will not adjust their behavior to civility. Charges should have been filed against them. This man is someone son; perhaps brother; a friend; perhaps a husband, or significant one to a special person. Excusing bad behavior is no more or less than the perpetrator of a heinous crime. They ought to be ashamed of themselves! Only these simple minded fools, is who they are. Wait until the perpetrator is apprehended, and force the system to deliver the proper punishment. We are a civilized world and it is expected that we use some common sense; and if one lacks common sense, then I ardently suggest that you learn by example; find someone who may have it and emulate their character; the essence of the human species; and if you find that too difficult, then the I suggest that you imitate a human being with wisdom.