Stick to the light on lonely roads

johnboy 19 December 2008 21

News has a scary story about an attack near Goulburn when a woman got out of her car on the highway at night:

    “Police said a 31-year-old woman stopped her car in St Aubyns Rd, Goulburn, just before 11pm (AEDT) on Wednesday to check something on the road.

    But after getting out of the vehicle, she was struck on the head and collapsed.

    When she came to, a man was trying to take off her clothes.

    She fought him off and escaped.”

So be careful out there.

(Thanks to Mdme Workalot for the tip.)

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farnarkler farnarkler 4:48 am 21 Dec 08

I went to college with one of them. Strange people.

OzChick OzChick 2:03 pm 20 Dec 08

^ I thought that too. This incident is pretty freaky.

farnarkler farnarkler 7:30 am 20 Dec 08

It’s probably one of the Milat clan.

Granny Granny 11:21 pm 19 Dec 08

Apparently Ted Bundy used to pretend to be in need of help in order to lure women to their death. It’s hard to know who you can trust in these circumstances, and yet you feel so bad if you don’t help.

I did something stupid the other day because I wanted to help somebody, but overall I just feel like I have to be who I am – live as me and if necessary die as me.

scootergal scootergal 9:39 pm 19 Dec 08

I had something kind of simialr happen to me once, in Brisbane a long time ago.

I had been out for drinks and had one too many, and ended up catching a cab. Falling into a deep sleep on my way home ( and living not far from a dirt road), I found myself waking up parked on the side of that road. The cab driver was getting into the back seat and was over me when I woke up. I screamed and kicked him in the balls, and then ran very quickly.

Just be careful out there people.

johnboy johnboy 3:25 pm 19 Dec 08

Next time you’re stuck on the side of the road and no-one stops to help you remember to thank scum like this.

It wasn’t just an attack on the woman but on everyone who’s ever in distress and in need of help.

Thumper Thumper 3:05 pm 19 Dec 08

Crookwell Ghost?

Mr Evil Mr Evil 3:01 pm 19 Dec 08

lion said :

“Detective Constable Selmes said police did not want to release details about the object the woman saw on the road.”

Any ideas…

A large sculpture that examines the relationship between wind and movement?

Madame Workalot Madame Workalot 2:57 pm 19 Dec 08

Nope, false alarm – still can’t remember my username.

Madame Workalot Madame Workalot 2:53 pm 19 Dec 08

Good god Skid, that’s it! I had the wrong user name.

Yes yes, I’m having a blonde day.

Skidbladnir Skidbladnir 1:57 pm 19 Dec 08

@lion:
Police probably won’t release a successful tactics like that one, especially as it relates to an ongoing investigation.
1) It has a chance of encouranging copycats, and 2) any copycat crimes would influence the first investigation.

@Mme W: If you forget your userid & password, I think Jb might be able to help you out, instead of recreating a whole new user.

lion lion 1:41 pm 19 Dec 08

“Detective Constable Selmes said police did not want to release details about the object the woman saw on the road.”

Any ideas…

Madame Workalot Madame Workalot 1:39 pm 19 Dec 08

Grrr – haven’t been here for a while, couldn’t remember anything so now I have to be a newbie again!

I thought this was worth putting up given the amount of young women who seem to be travelling by themselves along there at this time of year. A large percentage of people travelling in that direction would be from the ACT, ergo relevance.

tylersmayhem tylersmayhem 1:27 pm 19 Dec 08

Sounds like Todd Carney to me in that case.

But also JB, I’ve always thought and liked to think that RA will not run something just because a big hack rag runs it?!

willo willo 1:27 pm 19 Dec 08

that’s the trouble with urban myths i spose…….when something similar ACTUALLY happens we laugh it off as the latest version……sounds like this sheila had a lucky escape…..( I know it’s true cos i read it in the paper!!)

johnboy johnboy 1:14 pm 19 Dec 08

The SMH is also running it.

tylersmayhem tylersmayhem 1:12 pm 19 Dec 08

Thanks for this little urban-myth gem. At least I’m not travelling to Goulburn.

JB, I can’t believe you actually posted this one! 😉

ant ant 12:29 pm 19 Dec 08

But what about the man bouncing a head on the roof of the car? You forgot that bit.

Jazz Jazz 12:27 pm 19 Dec 08

first one ive heard

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