This is the kind of thing that gets me throwing things across the room in angry frustration:
A British police officer has said she was raped at the bottom of the Eiffel Tower on Monday.
The victim, 23, has told French police she was attacked by a man wielding a knife in the Champ de Mars park shortly before midnight that evening.
She said the suspect pulled out a knife as she tried to deflect his advances.
Okay, here’s my first point. I know this area very well indeed, and let me just say that it is — along with, say, NYfC’s Central Park — a tourist attraction I wouldn’t go anywhere near after dark. So why would this Dickless Tracy do such a stupid thing? Ah, here’s a clue:
The attacker pounced after the victim went behind a bush to go to the toilet.
She was separated from her friend for only a few moments when the attacker threatened her with a knife.
Translation: she’d been drinking hard, and needed to pee. Where better than in a dark park in a strange city, away from her drinking companion?
Anyway, the gendarmes found the guy and busted him. Surprise, surprise, it was another tourist (nationality not given, uh huh) — but a tourist who travels with a knife and harbors larcenous thoughts.
Sheesh, I myself generally carry a knife when I travel (because I can’t carry my 1911 [lots of bad words deleted] ), but I would only use it in the last extreme in self-defense and not to, say, indulge in a little coercive seduction.
My second point: One would think a cop — especially a Britcop — would know better than to do stupid stuff like the above; but clearly, an excess of booze makes a cop as stupid as the average idiot.
And so much for her police force’s self-defense training; she should ask for a refund.