Last month, we told you about a 22-year-old suspect who St. Louis police say asked a woman for her number -- and then decided to rob her at gunpoint when she declined.
Today, we bring you the story of a sixteen-year-old boy who allegedly assaulted the girl he wanted to date -- after "aggressively" trying to persuade her.
Police say that the unnamed boy pulled out a knife on a seventeen-year-old girl at the intersection of Delor Street and Ridgewood Avenue in south St. Louis yesterday afternoon at around 3:30 p.m.
Police have few details on the incident and it appears the girl was not seriously injured.
Officials responded to a call for a disturbance yesterday and the victim reported that she had raised her hand "to protect herself" after the boy pulled out a knife. She was cut on her right hand during the scuffle.
About his romantic pursuits, the report says, "The suspect approached the victim and a disturbance ensued after he aggressively attempted to persuade a relationship with her."
At age sixteen, he is considered a juvenile and police say the vehicle is currently listed as wanted.
Here's the full incident report from SLMPD.
Incident: Assault 1st (Cutting)
Date/Time: 5/12/13 @ 15:30
Victim: 17-year old black female
Suspect: 16-year old black male (juvenile) The suspect approached the victim and a disturbance ensued after he aggressively attempted to persuade a relationship with her. The suspect produced a knife and cut the victim on the right hand as she raised it to protect herself. The suspect fled the scene in his vehicle and is listed as wanted. The investigation is ongoing.
Join the Riverfront Times Press Club
Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.
Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.
Join the Riverfront Times Club for as little as $5 a month.