Woman Slapped and Robbed of Phone, Purse on Ottawa Avenue

The woman had met the man who robbed her the night before.

A 21-year-old Lakeville woman was slapped and robbed of her purse and phone near Highway 7 and Ottawa Avenue by a man she had met the night before.

The woman told police she had “partied all night” on Nov. 22 somewhere in north Minneapolis by with a group of four young men and women whose last names she didn’t know.

One of the women had driven the group around in her silver Buick LeSabre the morning of Nov. 23, stopping somewhere for food.

While driving east on Highway 7, one of the men was on the phone and said he was planning on dropping the Lakeville woman off before pulling over onto Ottawa Avenue.

The woman began arguing with the man, saying she didn’t want to be dropped off.

The man then told her to give him her phone and credit card and started to yank on her purse.

When the woman wrapped the purse around herself, the man slapped her several times in the face until she let it go. Inside the purse was the woman’s iPhone 5, registered in her aunt’s name, a credit card and an EBT card.

The other man, who she knew as “Scooby,” then pulled her out of the car from the middle seat.

A man working nearby let the woman sit in his truck until police arrived.

Neither the man nor the woman could remember the car’s license plate number.
Mike B. December 12, 2013 at 05:43 PM
What is this woman doing with an expensive I Phone AND an EBT card? This is another case of someone getting government freebies, but "mysteriously" being able to afford expensive electronics. This woman "victim" and the four other individuals all appear to be shady characters. And one is named "Scooby"? I am guessing he is not a PhD. candidate in engineering from M.I.T. But this incident occurred in SLP, so it's not entirely unexpected.
Leslie DuBay December 13, 2013 at 09:17 AM
They did mention in the article that the phone is registered to her aunt, not her. Could your response be any more racist and elitist?
Mike B. December 13, 2013 at 12:23 PM
Ms. Dubey- There was nothing "racist" in my thoughtful commentary. Of course, liberals and Democrats see "racism" in anyone or anything they disagree with.
Luli December 13, 2013 at 03:19 PM
Mike B. how do you know she didn't buy her own phone and EBT card???
Daniel December 13, 2013 at 04:30 PM
Well..........You don't buy EBT cards. They are provided by the government with taxpayer money. The article does say that the phone is registered to her Aunt; however, we all know many people do these types things to stay under the radar. I do not see any mention of race in the article or Mike B.s comments. I am guessing that Leslie Dubey is assuming the young lady is a minority. That seems to be the most racist thing on this post.


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