Sunday, December 26, 2010

State Rep. Frank Pratt (R-LD23) beaten on Christmas Day

From the Arizona Republic, written by Laurie Merrill -
An Arizona state representative from Pinal County was beaten, knocked unconscious, tied up and left bound inside his Casa Grande business after 2:30 p.m.Christmas Day.

Rep. Frank Pratt, R-Casa Grande, had gone to his shop, Pratt Pools, to check on it when he was attacked by someone already in the building in the 100 block of W. Cottonwood Lane, police said.
According to the article, Pratt was discovered by his wife at approximately 8 p.m.  He is currently hospitalized in Phoenix with non-lifethreatening injuries.

The Casa Grande Police Department (and presumably, the Pinal County Sheriff's Department) are looking for Pratt's state-issued vehicle, a gold-colored 2007 GMC Yukon with an Arizona license plate, 815 - KYJ.

If the vehicle is spotted, notify your local law enforcement agency via a call to 911.  If you have any information about the crime, call the Casa Grande PD at 520-421-9700.

Best wishes on a speedy recovery go out to Rep. Pratt.


no_slappz said...

Pratt's story is fishy. I'll bet either he had hired someone, probably male, for a little hanky panky, and things went wrong, ultimately leading to the attack on him and the theft of his vehicle.

Or, he hit someone with his vehicle and tried to cover up his crime by staging the attack and theft of the SUV, a massive Yukon.

If someone was the victim of a hit-and-run accident that day, it was probably Pratt's vehicle that hit the person. If that person is dead and no one witnessed the accident, then Pratt might have a chance of fudging the time-line.

But, it is more likely the first scenario will prove true.

cpmaz said...

Mr. Slappz,

I agree that certain aspects of the story as published so far raise more questions than they answer, but your suppositions strain the credulity of even a dyed-in-the-wool cynic like me.

Having said that, I and others will be looking into all aspects of the story.

no_slappz said...

cpmaz, you wrote:

...your suppositions strain the credulity of even a dyed-in-the-wool cynic like me.

Obviously you do not live in Brooklyn, NY where people -- private citizens and public figures -- occasionally find themselves in the hot water I've described.

Pratt's attack was either staged or a result of activities he wants to keep out of the news.