Detroit Deputy Chief Charles Fitzgerald called it “horrifying”: A gang of rapists have been terrorizing the streets of Metro City, forcing couples into alleys and then raping the female victim while forcing the male victim to watch, helplessly. The gang of Detroit rapists struck twice on Thursday, and a third incident from a week ago is believed to be related. The rapists involved in a July 11 sexual assault had similar circumstances.
Thursday’s deranged sexual assaults happened on Detroit’s west side, just west of the Lodge Freeway on the 13000 block of West McNichols.
Deputy Chief Fitzgerald said, “You try to teach people to walk in pairs, and (the victims) did.”
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— WXYZ Detroit (@wxyzdetroit) July 17, 2015
The Detroit News reported on the disturbing assaults, stating that the rapists’ first reported incident on Thursday took place at about 10 p.m., and that one of the sexual assault suspects pointed a gun at a 21-year-old female and 22-year-old male. In all, there were six men in the gang.
“The male victim was forced to watch the female victim get sexually assaulted. Their clothing was taken,” Fitzgerald said.
The second reported incident took place less than two hours later. In that incident, two suspects pointed a gun at a 19-year-old female and 21-year-old male. Just as with the earlier incident, the man was forced to watch the woman get sexually assaulted. Just as with the first incident, the couple’s clothing was stolen.
“The suspects then fled on foot and were seen near a blue Ford SUV,” Fitzgerald explained.
The Deputy Chief also warned Detroit residents and visitors to use their “sixth sense,” stating, “If something doesn’t feel right, run to a nearby store or something.”
Residents are both scared and furious.
“This is correct, use that sixth sense to get a concealed carry permit, and when approached by a group, open fire,” one online comment read, which was repeated multiple times by various Detroit News readers.
— Local 4 WDIV Detroit (@Local4News) July 17, 2015
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— Metro Detroit Crime (@CrimeInTheD) July 18, 2015
What do you think Metro Detroiters on the city’s west side should do given the horrific crimes this gang of rapists are committing against couples?
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