WPD: Man robs UNCW student after she gives him a ride
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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Wilmington Police are searching for a man they say robbed a 19-year-old UNCW student after she gave him a ride.

It all started at Courts & Sports in the early morning hours. According to police, the victim had given a man a ride to 5041 Market Street. She didn't know the soon-to-be attacker, but a friend had told her he was "cool."

At 1:58 a.m. Wilmington Police responded to a call for a common law robbery. It turns out, the man the young woman had given a ride forced his drugs on her and then stole from her.

The victim told police the suspect forced his pipe into her mouth, presumably full of crack cocaine. She began having a panic attack and the suspect stole money and her iPhone from the vehicle's center console.

The victim told police her attacker took off into the woods and officers began looking for him but couldn't find him. At this point, they are still looking for a black male approximately 6 feet tall.

  

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Wilmington Police are searching for a man they say robbed a 19-year-old UNCW student after she gave him a ride.

It all started at Courts & Sports in the early morning hours. According to police, the victim had given a man a ride to 5041 Market Street. She didn't know the soon-to-be attacker, but a friend had told her he was "cool."

At 1:58 a.m. Wilmington Police responded to a call for a common law robbery. It turns out, the man the young woman had given a ride forced his drugs on her and then stole from her.

The victim told police the suspect forced his pipe into her mouth, presumably full of crack cocaine. She began having a panic attack and the suspect stole money and her iPhone from the vehicle's center console.

The victim told police her attacker took off into the woods and officers began looking for him but couldn't find him. At this point, they are still looking for a black male approximately 6 feet tall.

 

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I am not into victim blaming; but geez Louise, that was a stupid thing to do. Give a strange man a ride at 2 am in the morning. By yourself? He forced his crack pipe at you? She is lucky she wasn't charged herself with drug possession. Let this be a lesson to you. Do not give strange men rides, and stay with friends while going out. For that matter, get some new friends and a new club to hang at. Anyone who says that guy is cool has no class.

According to WECT, the girl knowingly and willingly exchanged drugs for the ride .... there was no mention of drugs being 'forced' on her. Wonder which version of events is true. At any rate, it was clearly a drug deal gone awry!

What an odd sounding "story". This women is in college but out around 2 am giving a strange man a ride and he forces his drugs on her? Then robs her? hmmmm ok. I have heard some people can use crack once and become addicted. I hope she isn't one of them. I'd have a panic attack also if I was out giving a strange man a ride at that hour even without him "forcing" crack smoke down into my lungs!

Glad she is ok otherwise.

Obviously, if he put the pipe in her mouth, it had already been lit in the car. Common sense alone would indicate there was implied consent on the part of the driver to light up, probably prior to getting in the vehicle.

The real story is probably more like: College girl decides to do drugs in her car with a stranger, then freaks out and also gets robbed.

Other news sources give a much more comprehensive description of what happened. Time for WWAY to get their reportorial house in order. Past time, actually.

I bet she didn't inhale. Give me a break, how do you force a crack pipe to someones lips. And who gives people rides they don't know. lesson learned, atleast she is still alive to talk about it.

It is difficult for me to believe a black male would force his pipe into a woman's mouth then flee into the woods.

Yes..because most women would love it and not let him leave.

Dont kid yourself Toby. 99.999% (statistically, if you know what that means) cringe at the thought.

Its just the mudsharks and low class high school dropouts that would love it, and thats just because they love any form of attention, no matter how menial, violent, uneducated and unemployed it is.

Now go get your shine box.

This is the second article I have read in the last week involving this same bar. What kind of people are going to this place? Last week some guys were robbed at gun point and now another robbery.

Young people- please make better choices.. stop hanging out at all times of the night with people you do not know and the other half of you STOP ROBBING PEOPLE!!!!! Get a job!!!! Stop using drugs!!!! You are our future!!!! Be somebody!!!!

If we could only back up about 50 years and try again.... when did we stop being like the people from our grandparents time? When people had values and they cared about their neighbor... They found pride in their children...and their selfs....

I am saddened more and more each day when I read about another incident involving violence, drugs, murder, guns, child abuse, etc, etc.... I want to see something that makes me cry because it is so awesome I cannot stop the feeling of happiness. I am frightened when I think about what the future will hold for my grandchildren. Stay prayed up church.. you know who you are... :-)

We, as a society, stopped holding to the values of our grandparent's generation, when society convinced some that those values are outdated and belong in the last century. They make like progressive values are good and we should let go of the things that actually make us a better society, as a whole.

When I was a kid, my cousin and I would hop on our bikes and go places without a fear of anything bad happening to us. Now, it is so I can't let my child out of my sight.

It doesn't help that in freshman orientation that the university says they don't care if the kids drink underage, as long as it isn't on campus and as long as they don't get caught by the police. My husband and I have instilled Christian beliefs into both of my children from a young age. We have taught them the difference between right and wrong. We have emphasized the importance of making the right decisions and how much wrong decisions can adversely affect their lives.

As scary as it is to let her out into a world, I can rest assured knowing that she has a good head on her shoulders and I can trust her to make the right decisions. My only reservations are in having to rely on others to make the right decisions and not bring harm to her. Knowing the society we live in and the things that a majority of the kids are taught, those are the things that make me worry.