The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil,
but because of those who look on and do nothing.

~~~ Albert Einstein

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Just so people stop assuming I'm uncaring...

I'd like to issue a small warning to sex offenders registered in Mountain View:

You may want to move. Or at least get a nice bolt for your doors.

Sex offenders living in Mountain View are being warned by police to be vigilant after two men convicted of sex crimes were targeted in recent attacks, authorities said.

On Thursday, in the northern part of the city, a man armed with a wooden stick forced his way into the front door of a registered sex offender's home. The intruder hit the resident numerous times in the head, causing moderate injuries, telling the victim that he was being attacked because he was a sex offender, police said. The assailant fled.

A second sex offender escaped being attacked when a man carrying a baseball bat was spotted placing a "incendiary device" at the home of the sex offender. A witness said the man claimed he was doing it because the resident was "a sex offender", then took the device and left.