serial spitter stalks air force
- The following article appeared on page B5 of the Saturday 29 March 2003
edition of The Arizona Republic and is credited to Republic reporter David
Madrid. Does she work for Iraq, al-Qaida, or a certain former Navy airman
I know engaged in inter-service rivalry? The plot thickens.
I don't know but it's been said
Air Force wings are made of lead
I don't know but I've been told
Navy wings are made of gold
--Naval aviator jodi
SPITTER MAY BE TARGETING LUKE PERSONNEL
Luke Air Force Base--After three spitting incidents aimed at two airmen and
the spouse of an airman, Luke Air Force Base is warning its people they may
The incidents may be the work of a serial spitter because in all three
instances the description is the same: a blond, overweight woman in her 40s
[Ms. Barr ???!!! --K.W.] who accosted people in the parking lots of West
Valley shopping centers.
The first incident, on March 17 near 91st and Olive Avenues, involved an
airman's wife. She was wearing a T-shirt with an Air Force emblem on it
when the woman spit on the ground and said "That's what I think of your
Four days later, near 83rd Avenue and McDowell Road, an airman in uniform
was approached by a woman who asked if he was in the military.
"When he said yes, he turned to look at her, and she spit in his face and
walked away," said Senior Master Sergeant Gene LeDoucer, a base spokesman.
The latest incident was Tuesday, at 91st Avenue and Bell Road, when a woman
spit toward a female airman in uniform but missed.
The base has told its airmen to be mentally prepared for these kinds of
incidents and to walk away from them. If they can, base officials would
like them to get a better description of the person and possibly a license
plate number so that the police can look into it.
"We want to make sure we can get across to the public that this isn't
something we normally encounter." LaDoucer said. "We have a great outpouring
of support. That is usually what we see in public. This has taken us a bit