Posted: Monday, 17 October 2011 11:46AM

Cameras Catch Downtown Cat Fight



MANKATO (TEC News) – Two women were arrested early Sunday morning for the downtown Mankato assault of another female.
 
Mankato police officers were on patrol when they witnessed the attack in front of the bus shelter at the intersection of Cherry and Front Streets around 2:22 a.m.
 
By the time officers reached the scene, by-standers had pulled 29-year-old Becky Kilpatrick of Mankato and 18-year-old Jasmine Mary Sirois of Mankato off the 24-year-old victim from North Mankato.
 
Police say it appears the assault carried over from a previous incident that evening. However investigative reports don’t indicate what issue caused the ruckus.
 
The assault was caught on downtown surveillance cameras and back up the victim’s story that she was trying to avoid a confrontation with her attackers.
 
Police Commander Jeremy Clifton says the video shows Kilpatrick and Sirois confronting the victim. It also shows the victim walking away and hiding behind a crowd.
 
That’s when Clifton says the video shows Kilpatrick running after the victim, punching her and tossing her to the ground. The victim can be seen covering her head as both Kilpatrick and Sirois start kicking the female.

The victim was treated at the scene for a cut lip and a bump and bruise on the head.
 
Clifton says the video shows the victim never tossed a punch.
 
Both women face charges of felony Third Degree Assault, along with lesser charges of Fifth Degree Assault and Disorderly Conduct. Sirois is also facing a charge of Fleeing Police On Foot.
 
As far as the video, Clifton says there are cameras all over.
 
“You’re gonna get caught doing this downtown,” said Clifton.

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Topics : AssaultMankato police
Locations : Mankato
People : Becky KilpatrickJasmine Mary SiroisJeremy Clifton