Three jerks robbed Hiawatha Line rider as she had a seizure

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If you'll rob a woman while she has a seizure on a train, what won't you do?
Law enforcement officials are trying to track down three young men they believe are responsible for robbing a 25-year-old woman who had a seizure on a Hiawatha Line train the day after Christmas.

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The seizing woman ended up on the floor of the train as it pulled into the Lake Street station. In the confusion, the suspects made off with her cell phone and bag.

In an interview with KSTP, Metro Transit Police Chief John Harrington characterized the incident as "one of the more ruthless acts of unkindness."

Harrington said surveillance video captured the theft, but the footage won't be publicly released because doing so could cause the suspects to go into hiding. (And publicly announcing the investigation "is going to probably give us some results in the near future" won't?)

The whole thing raises a question: Where's Shawn Daivari when you need him?


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15 comments
MNjoe
MNjoe topcommenter

Where is Bernhard Getz when you need him?

MattyK
MattyK

The Lake Street station is a particularly unsafe place. Its not uncommon to find groups of men publicly drinking, loitering, intimidating riders, and leering at women in broad daylight. Unfortunately, Light rail has created an unsafe situation--a bottle neck for commuters with goods worth stealing to be preyed upon by criminals.

Matej Mazanec
Matej Mazanec

The savages who did this need their mugshots posted so we can be sure to treat them in the same courteous manner

neon1969
neon1969

Release the damn video!  Let the public help in finding these scum of the earth!

Sara Benson
Sara Benson

Yuck. More needs to be done to make the rail line safe if they want it to work.

klj3577
klj3577

Hope the find the scumbags quickly!

Tamara Brown Legler
Tamara Brown Legler

Folks like that give animals a bad name. I hope the lady is OK and is able to get her seizure situation under control. And then to work on restoring her faith in humankind.

Kathie Carlson
Kathie Carlson

And here's the thing. Transit police and the metro board, don't see the problem at the light rail stations, they don't want to deal with it. They won't report staticis to any one or group, they hide their heads, and think the neighbors should take care of the problem, The lite rail isn't safe, I've had several friends robbbed, and attacked on and around it.

Stacy Cole
Stacy Cole

Way to represent humanity. #idiots

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