Saturday, October 14, 2006
City Parks Official Says Monon Attack "Unusual"
The Star catches up with a brutal attack on GLBT activist Darrell Arthur on the Monon Trail eight days ago. Arthur was brutally beaten, robbed and left for dead in a nearby pile of rubble while riding his bicycle on the Monon Trail a week ago Friday about 8:00 p.m. "Kristin Weaver, a spokeswoman for Indy Parks and Recreation, said the robbery was highly unusual," reported Cordell Eddings. She reports police have little to go on with no witnesses and Arthur's inability to identify his attackers. Weaver apparently thinks Arthur's attack wouldn't have happened if he hadn't been riding his bike after dark. "We encourage people to follow the trail rules, (to use them) between dawn and dusk, and to use the trail with others."