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Woman Reports Rape Try At Fair Lot

At just before 10 p.m. Thursday, the Sheriff’s Office responded to a call of an attempted rape that occurred in the parking lot of the Kootenai County Fairgrounds. The 26-year-old female victim said she had just finished working at a vendor booth at the fair and was walking alone to her vehicle at just after 8 p.m., when two males attacked her from behind, taking her to the ground. As she was being pinned down by the males, they made statements and actions that led her to believe they were trying to rape her. The victim said she fought back, screaming and kicking at the males, which caught the attention of five people in the lot that came to her aid. As the five were running to her, the two suspects fled on foot/Sgt. Stu Miller, Kootenai County Sheriff's Department. More here.

Question: Should the fair install lights in the parking lot -- and possible emergency call boxes?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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