DENVER (May 20, 2013)—Pueblo, Colo., residents, angry that police had not warned them about sex assaults, took matters into their own hands, chasing down a man they thought was the attacker, pelting him with rocks and leaving him with a bloody face.
But police later released the man because of lack of evidence.
Alex Pacheco, one of the pursuers, says neighborhood residents were looking Sunday for a man suspected of two separate sexual acts involving children when they got word that a man matching the description had been spotted.
Residents confronted the man and he ran.
A half-dozen people held the man until police arrived and took him away in a police car.