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    Default AP: Hiker says she was attacked in lean-to

    Hiker says she was attacked in lean-to

    http://www.boston.com/news/local/ver...ed_in_lean_to/

    Does anyone have any more info on this story?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rough View Post
    Hiker says she was attacked in lean-to

    http://www.boston.com/news/local/ver...ed_in_lean_to/

    Does anyone have any more info on this story?
    "The suspect is described as 5-foot-10, slender with a muscular build, clean shaven and wearing a black hat, black pants and blue raincoat"

    a warrant has been issued for Chuck Mangione

    sorry

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rough View Post
    Hiker says she was attacked in lean-to

    http://www.boston.com/news/local/ver...ed_in_lean_to/

    Does anyone have any more info on this story?
    http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/a...EWS02/90601012

    conflicting info, this report says Friday 10pm, the other "early saturday"

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    shut it down now, save everyone the same ole BS that these threads go through.

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    Most people can separate the wheat from the chaff in this kind of thread. IMO.

    Its important that this report gets shared with as many people as possible.

    The thread should not be shut down, it should be revisited frequently do that hikers who have been in the area or will be headed there can consider the information.

    Is it posted on the ATC site yet? It should be. Or perhaps not since Troy is far north of the AT?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickb View Post

    Is it posted on the ATC site yet? It should be. Or perhaps not since Troy is far north of the AT?
    Troy is near the LT's northern terminus, so the lean-to where the incident took place isn't on the AT/LT shared section.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr O View Post
    "The suspect is described as 5-foot-10, slender with a muscular build, clean shaven and wearing a black hat, black pants and blue raincoat"

    a warrant has been issued for Chuck Mangione

    sorry
    There is no call for this crap. Lady got assaulted and you want to crack a darn joke about it

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    I just wish I was there and caught the guy. I know what I'd do to him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr O View Post
    http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/a...EWS02/90601012

    conflicting info, this report says Friday 10pm, the other "early saturday"
    "Conflicting info," as you call it, is actually quite common in the early reporting stages of a story, when cops are releasing little to no info. Doesn't have anything to do with anything.

    I'd like to hear more about this. Interesting if she was, in fact, able to scare off an attacker by merely saying she had a weapon.

    Stick to the topic at hand, and maybe we can all learn something from whatever took place here.

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    I agree....very tasteless to make light of this..
    And yet ANOTHER reason to be armed( doesnt have to be a gun ), willing and able to defend one's self if forced into the situation.....male or female... Scaring somebody off simply by telling them that you have a weapon.......Well she is very lucky that he wasnt a determined attacker.
    Absinthe.......It's not just for breakfast anymore.

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    "The man was scared off when she said she had a weapon"

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    I Love the Sensationalist Headlining.

    Topic: Hiker says she was attacked in lean-to.
    Boston.Com: she [said she] was attacked by an unknown male
    BurlingtonFreep: Woman allegedly attacked on Long Trail
    FreepArticle: looking for a man who allegedly tried to assault a woman
    FreepArticle: when a man tried to attack her.

    So somebody "tried to attack her." What does that mean? Did he swing at her with a hiker pole? Did he verbally threaten her?
    up over the hills, theres nothing to fear
    theres a pub across the way with whisky and beer
    its a lengthy journey on the way up to the top
    but it ain't so bad if you have a great big bottle o'scotch

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    Thumbs up

    Ya know what?....In Arizona if someone " verbally threatens you "..and you feel that the person doing the threatening means to do you harm.....You can legally use defend yourself....by whatever means necessary....Aint Arizona grand ?
    Absinthe.......It's not just for breakfast anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LockJaww View Post
    Ya know what?....In Arizona if someone " verbally threatens you "..and you feel that the person doing the threatening means to do you harm.....You can legally use defend yourself....by whatever means necessary....Aint Arizona grand ?
    I guess we now know the origin of your trail name.
    'All my lies are always wishes" ~Jeff Tweedy~

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    Keep it respectful and on topic, or this gets shut down.

    Thank you.
    'All my lies are always wishes" ~Jeff Tweedy~

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    Quote Originally Posted by LockJaww View Post
    Ya know what?....In Arizona if someone " verbally threatens you "..and you feel that the person doing the threatening means to do you harm.....You can legally use defend yourself....by whatever means necessary....Aint Arizona grand ?
    FWIW, you might want to do a google search for "Harold Fish".

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    Update 6/2/2009: Ben Rose, Executive Director of the Green Mountain Club, reported that a staff member of the GMC had a phone conversation earlier today with the law enforcement officer involved.

    He added:

    "The alleged incident took place at
    Shooting Star. The investigation is ongoing, and there will likely be
    more details available next week. It is fair to say, based on the
    investigation thus far, that this is believed to be an isolated/confined
    incident."

    Thanks, GMC, for staying on top of this for all of us.

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    Shooting star is pretty far out in the woods. I'm surprised something happening way out there. I don't think there is any road access within miles of that shelter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gravityman View Post
    I don't think there is any road access within miles of that shelter.
    Conversely, also a good reason to conduct shenanigans.
    up over the hills, theres nothing to fear
    theres a pub across the way with whisky and beer
    its a lengthy journey on the way up to the top
    but it ain't so bad if you have a great big bottle o'scotch

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    Quote Originally Posted by STEVEM View Post
    FWIW, you might want to do a google search for "Harold Fish".
    Wow, thanks for that, what a tragic story.

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