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Cook attacked at UNC frat house

Posted January 27, 2011

— Police arrested a man this week who is accused of attacking a cook at a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill fraternity house.

The 39-year-old victim was working at the Beta Theta Pi house, at 114 S. Columbia St., around 1:30 p.m. Monday when she answered a knock at a basement kitchen door from a man claiming to be there to do work, police said.

Before she could verify his claims, investigators said, he grabbed her, forced her into a nearby bathroom and threatened to kill her.

Fraternity members at the house heard her screaming, tackled the man and held him down until police arrived.

Troy Deshane Watson, 34, was charged with assault on a female, communicating threats, kidnapping and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The woman, who was not identified, suffered bruising but was otherwise unharmed physically, police said.


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  • Mugu Jan 28, 2011

    Doesn't hate laws or gender based laws violate the constitution... you know, equal protection under the law.

  • hellorhighwaters Jan 27, 2011

    Yes, unharmed physically....but mentally she will have those bruises for a life time. Wonder does this man have a mother or sisters, or daughters? After he goes through detox I hope he thinks about that.

  • airbornemonty Jan 27, 2011

    Jat, you're absolutley correct, I shouldn't have made the comment, I was just trying to be funny and indeed it wasn't funny at all.

    It isn't often that I make a mistake, but I made it this time, sorry.

  • mshood7 Jan 27, 2011

    Good job 1 up for the good guys and ...deshane how do you like the color orange?'

  • beachbum1 Jan 27, 2011

    Good job guys! ...and T DAshane is goin to da jail

  • JAT Jan 27, 2011

    airborne - that wasn't necessary.

  • Thought Criminal WS Jan 27, 2011

    Mugu: same reason there's hate crimes.

  • LovemyPirates Jan 27, 2011

    So glad she could scream. Good job guys for coming to her defense! So glad this bad guy got caught.

  • MillerB Jan 27, 2011

    oftenbad- Please keep in mind you're talking about WRAL. If you want accurate, up-to-date news, you're at the wrong place.

  • Barf-olomew Jan 27, 2011

    Surprised that this was reported, considering it didn't happen in Durham. Glad they got him. I agree that it sounds like a desperate attempt ~ middle of the day.