Criminal uses weather excuse to rob, rape victim

Criminal uses weather excuse to rob, rape victim

TIPTON COUNTY, TN (WMC) - Two men used the winter storm as a ploy to rob and rape a woman who's only crime was trying to be a good Samaritan.

Tipton County investigators are searching for two men who attacked a homeowner in Mason, Tennessee.

It happened on Monday just before noon. The woman says one man knocked on her door and asked to use her bathroom to clean up after a bad slip on some ice.

Once inside, he pulled a gun on her and called for another man to enter the house. She says the men then took her money, raped her, and locked her in a closet.

"I would hate to think that the weather was so bad, and then somebody needed some help, and I would have to turn them down because I'm afraid," neighbor Gloria Adams said.

Deputies say both men drove off in the victim's gray Kia Rio. They found the car not long after the attack and the windshield was still iced over.

Deputies think that means someone else came by to help them get away from the crime scene.

If you know anything that could help deputies identify and locate the criminals, call Tipton County Sheriff's Office at 901-475-3300.

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