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Car flattens foot

A visitor reported that around 7:17 p.m. June 16, she and her sister were walking across the crosswalk in front of Hudson Hall when they noticed a silver 1997 Volkswagen Jetta, N.C. MYT-3354, coming toward them. She said they assumed the car was going to stop and they continued walking. The car ran over her left foot, and her elbow was struck by the passenger side mirror. The driver turned onto West Physical Plant Drive, made a U-turn and started back up Research Drive. The victim said she and her sister approached the car and talked with the driver. She said that before driving off the driver told her that she should not have been in the middle of the road. The victim said her foot was sore, but okay.

ADF student threatened

A member of the American Dance Festival staff reported that one of its students was robbed in the area of Ninth Street. It was reported that around 6:15 p.m. June 13, the victim was leaving Cosmic Cantina with several other ADF students when someone snatched her purse.

The victim and her friends chased the suspect, cornering him somewhere on Ninth Street. Once they cornered him, he produced a large-bladed knife, threatening them. At this time they withdrew, and no one was injured.

Duke vehicle damaged

An employee reported that between 5 p.m. June 6 and 7:30 a.m. June 9, a Komatsu PC200-6 excavator was left on the job site at Duke Quarry, off of West Hill Avenue in Hillsborough, N.C. Someone broke two windows valued at $400, damaged a $60 excavator filter, smeared grease all over the vehicle and stuffed grease and paper towels in the front swing motor, causing $300 damage to the hydraulic system. A first aid kit and supplies valued at $125 were thrown into mud and a $60 excavator filter was thrown into water.

Purses nabbed from Medical Center

Three employees reported that between 10:30 a.m. and 12:09 p.m. June 12, they left their purses unprotected in Duke Clinic 1-K, room 1344 in the Orange Zone. When they returned, they discovered that credit cards, a checkbook, a driver's license and $155 in cash had been stolen. One of the credit cards had been used at a local store.

Another employee reported that between 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. June 12, she left her purse unattended in Duke Clinic room 00369B in the Orange Zone, during which time someone stole her credit cards and $5 cash.

A visitor reported that between 10:30 a.m. and 10:40 a.m. June 12, she left her purse unattended in a patient's room located at 9300 Duke North Hospital. When she returned she discovered that $45 in cash had been stolen.

It is not known whether the incidents were related in any way.


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