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Second Raleigh Jogger Reports Seeing Suspicious Vehicle

Posted April 27, 2007
Updated May 3, 2007

— Raleigh police said a second jogger may have encountered a vehicle used in an assault earlier this week.

Shortly after 6 a.m. Friday, a woman said she was running north on Wakefield Pines Drive when she noticed a maroon or burgundy car with a loud-sounding exhaust system coming up behind her.

The jogger told authorities that the car passed her and turned off of Wakefield Pines Drive. Police said the jogger continued on her run, but she saw the car a couple of minutes later.

The jogger told police that, at that point, the car remained stopped at an intersection along her intended route, even though no traffic was coming.

According to police, the jogger said she was suspicious, in part because the car’s description matched that of a vehicle involved in an assault reported in the same general area on Tuesday, so she turned and ran in the opposite direction.

Investigators said the jogger said she did not see the car again. No crime was committed.

The jogger said that the car appeared to her to be an older model Honda. She said it was driven by a white male in his teens to 20s.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Raleigh police at 919-890-3555. Anyone who sees a car matching the description of the vehicle is asked to call 911 immediately.


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  • MAC Mom May 3, 2007

    Not to get too familiar, 'refiman,' but you seem to be stalking this story. Is there anything you'd like to share with the class?

    Put the report in context. A woman was attacked recently in this area and the jogger, knowing the general M.O. and description of the attacker, and seeing similar activity, did the responsible thing any good citizen and neighbor with a conscience would do. She reported vehicle. You find fault with that HOW?

  • thoughts Apr 29, 2007

    I know of at least two women who where sexually assaulted this year while jogging. So this lady reported a suspicious car. Maybe it's nothing, but maybe it's something. If it was your sister, mother, or daughter, would you want her to take the risk? She didn't shoot him, she just reported something suspicious. You think you are being funny with you comments, but you are not.

  • refiman Apr 28, 2007

    Hey, there is a suspicious car in front of my house right now. It's just sitting there, I think it is planning something. There is something written on its side. It says "suspicious car". Okay, I'm calling the police.

  • Iworkforaliving Apr 28, 2007

    darn Suspicious Vehicles, caught mine looking at me funny again last night, I'm starting to worry for my safety!

  • superman Apr 28, 2007

    The car could have stopped to use the cell phone. I think I saw that same car-- I guess I should have reported it and maybe i could be on the news. She saw something-- but saw nothing! Big deal Lucille

  • refiman Apr 28, 2007

    If the car had stopped next to them to ask for directions, would that have been "attempted rape and kidnapping" Yes cars are free to stop on the street, your supposed to be brave enough not to run home scared. Mountain out of mole-hill

  • refiman Apr 28, 2007

    From the comments I see being posted here, we should change "home of the free, land of the brave" to "home of the whinners, land of the scared"

  • refiman Apr 28, 2007

    Yes, that is right. Freak out because a car stopped down the street from you. The driver was stopping to look at a map

  • deerslayer Apr 28, 2007

    Like I said before; Wral is still looking for intelligent life in these message boards....

  • deerslayer Apr 28, 2007

    like I said you freaks try Mars...