Angry Mob Pelts Suspected Sex Attacker With Rocks

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.


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