- Dec 17, 2009
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- Carlisle, Pennsylvania, USA
Drifter Known for Menace Is Charged With Raping Woman, 73, in Central Park
By WENDY RUDERMAN and NATE SCHWEBER
A drifter who hailed from the South and spent most of his adult life in and out of prison on a grab bag of felonies, including kidnapping and abduction, was arrested on Thursday and charged with the rape, beating and robbery of a 73-year-old woman in Central Park.
The suspect, David Albert Mitchell, 42, was nothing if not distinctive. His body was a canvas of dark, mythical tattoos: a grim reaper, dragons, Nordic warriors, castles and "some kind of deadly insect," said Paul J. Browne, the Police Department's chief spokesman. Other tattoos included two teardrops under Mr. Mitchell's left eye and one small teardrop below his right. (snip)