Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona on February 10, 1988 · Page 13
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FINAL" , -r B2 The Arizona Republic Wednesday, February 10, 1988 m AflSJBU COPY Chandler attack linked to 'Real-Estate Rapist' 4. Agent assaulted while showing office A real-estate agent who was sexually assaulted while showing office space to a man in Chandler is believed to be the latest victim of a suspected serial rapist, police said Tuesday. The woman said the face of her attacker matched that depicted in a police sketch of the "Real-Estate Rapist," described by his victims as well-dressed with a neatly trimmed beard and mustache. He is suspected of assaulting at least six real-estate agents in the Valley since March 1986. Chandler police Lt. John Summers! said that the woman's hand was "severely cut" during the most recent attack, which occurred Monday at about 4:41 p.m. in an industrial park in the 3200 block of North Colorado Street. "This guy had blood on the left side of his shirt, so we're hoping a wife,;a girlfriend or a friend saw him and will call us," Summers CHURCH steal anything and ignored expensive equipment such as computers and office machines, Nelson said. No damage was done to the church building at Seventh and Glendale avenues. "I . have no notion that it is related to my appearance on the radio" Nelson said, "I don't know that it is not just a strange coincidence." But Barbara Blewster, one of the Mecham supporters who was a guest with Nelson on KTAR on Monday, said the vandalism was an attempt by the governor's opponents to discredit Mecham supporters. ; "I know Culver Nelson did not attack his own church," Blewster said, "but I know that somebody did it to discredit us." Anthony J. Hilder, another member of the Mecham support group Citizens Against Organized Crime, said, "We have no way of knowing who did that." Blaming the "lunatic left" for "turning Arizona into the hate state," Hilder, who also was a guest on the KTAR broadcast Monday, EVAN-PICONE HOSIERY SALE rwvYl : SeoKsdale Fashion 9410066 ?48-0061 said. The real-estate agent, a 28-year-old Tempe resident, told police she was in a leasing office in the Chandler industrial park when a man came in and said he needed space for a small shop. When she showed him an office, he pulled a knife and assaulted her, and her hand was cut as she tried to push him away, Summers said. After the assault, he drove away in a light-blue Toyota car, police said. The woman described her attacker as white, pale-skinned, about 35 years old, 5 feet 9 inches to 5 feet 11 inches tall, 165 to 175 pounds, with thinning black hair. He was wearing a long-sleeved white or blue button-down dress shirt, dark-blue wool dress pants, black shoes with decorative leather flaps and black socks. He also is probably right-handed because he held the knife in his Continued from B1 said Nelson had invited the vandalism. "The reverend has obviously chosen to associate himself and jump into bed with- these people," Hilder said. "That's right," said Blewster, who was interviewed with Hilder by telephone. "He didn't say anything when the governor was attacked." Blewster and Hilder compared the techniques used by Nelson and his supporters to those used by Adolf Hitler in Nazi Germany. "It's a typical Hitlerian technique," Blewster said. "When he wanted to gain sympathy, he would destroy his own property." When informed of the statements made by Blewster and Hilder, Nelson said, "I find it difficult to respond to patterns of thought that are so out of touch with reality. "It's important to have a sense of humor when there are kooks out there." Blewster and Hilder said those that are allied with Nelson to discredit Mecham are identified in GOLDWATERS Square: Melrocenler: 9432351 This sketch shows what the rapist is believed to look like. right hand, Summers said. The rapist, who police believe may be responsible for assaults in Mesa, Chandler, Tempe, Phoenix and possibly Tucson, typically shows up at an apartment complex or business complex, asks to see an apartment and then attacks the agent in the apartment or office. Police believe the rapist's last previous attack was Nov. 19 at a northwest Phoenix business park. controversial radio advertisements, which have not been accepted as paid advertising but have been broadcast on radio and television news and talk shows. Those listed include the Phoenix 40, a group of community leaders; The Arizona Republic; communists; sodomites; drug dealers; Democratic state Chairman Sam Goddard; and the Mafia. Hilder said that an opinion column by syndicated writer Hunter S. Thompson published by The Republic was responsible for vandalism at Mecham Pontiac, a shotgun blast fired at the governor's residence and the vandalism at Nelson's church. "This article, which compared the governor to a pack rat, invited these types of attacks from the lunatic left," Hilder said. Vernon Bradley Jordan, 21, the son of the service manager at Mecham's Pontiac dealership, was arrested in connection with the shotgun blast and vandalism at the dealership, which occurred on Sunday morning. Save 25 on our entire stock. It's our semi annual Evan-Picone hosiery sale Your chance to stock up and save Our entire collection of Evan-Picone hosiery is on sale now. Choose your favorites in assorted colors. Nylon; sizes S-M-L But remember, this sale ends Sunday, February 28. Here's a sample of the savings you'll find. Reg. 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