Yet another horror story from the Naked City:
Speaking of lack of police presence, a few months ago a woman was kidnapped and taken down to the creek that runs along Empire Central between I-35 and Harry Hines where the kidnapper attempted to rape her. Our office is in a building that overlooks the creek, where my co-workers heard her scream 8 floors up. Two of our male co-workers rushed down there and rescued the woman (the kidnapper got away). They also called the police, who never showed. The police department’s excuse was that given the location of the call, they assumed it was a false alarm. Wrong thing to say to a bunch of attorneys.