*Update* Weird Hilo Assault… Don’t Always Believe What I Say!

*update* Somehow I read this report wrong and unfairly titled the headline. It’s now been changed thanks to John over at Kona – A Pedestrian View.

Media Release

Hawaii Police are investigating a robbery reported early Monday morning (January 12) in Hilo.

At about 2:40 a.m., South Hilo patrol officers responded to a report of a man being assaulted at Kalakaua Park in downtown Hilo.

Sometime between 2:30 a.m. and 2:35 a.m. Monday, an unidentified Caucasian man approached the victim and asked if he wanted to buy marijuana. An unidentified Hawaiian man struck the victim on the head with what is being described as a metal object.

The Hawaiian man stole an undisclosed amount of cash from the victim.

The Caucasian man fled the area on foot, and the Hawaiian man fled riding a bicycle.

The Caucasian suspect is described as in his 20s, approximately 5-foot-7, 170 pounds with short hair. He was swearing a black hat and dark shirt.

The Hawaiian man is described as in his 20s, approximately 5-foot-5 with short, curly black hair.

The victim was treated for his injuries at Hilo Medical Center and later released.

Police ask anyone who may have witnessed the incident or who has any information about the suspects to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311. Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

I just have to ask this simple question… How do they know for sure it’s a “Hawaiian” man?

2 Responses

  1. Seriously, Damon, I read the article to mean that one of the perps asked the victim if he wanted to buy weed and the other one hit him on the head. If that’s true, you’ve unfairly labeled a robbery victim as a “weed seller.” I don’t think I have to spell out how that could be a problem…for you.

    Damon – correction to be made

  2. How do you get “weed seller” out of the article?

    “an unidentified Caucasian man approached the victim and asked if he wanted to buy marijuana”

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