|When no report is filed,|
crime disappears like magic.
A woman flagged down police on School Street near Sheffield overnight after being pepper-sprayed and robbed of her purse.
Unfortunately, she decided to not file a report, so the crime will never be included in city statistics.
The incident happened around 2:30AM when two offenders—both black men, one of whom was heavyset and wore a floral print—sprayed the woman and fled with a bright green tote bag that contained her credit cards and $150 cash.
Officers drove the woman around the neighborhood to look for her attackers, but came up empty handed. No report.