Skip to comments.Rudy Giuliani Stands Up To Crazed Attacker On Hamptons Stroll
Posted on 05/23/2009 6:46:54 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
Rudy and Judi Giuliani were accosted today in the Hamptons by an angry man who threatened to "punch out" the former mayor, witnesses told The Post.
Patrons sitting outside The Golden Pear bakery in downtown Bridgehampton around 2 p.m. said a "slim, well-dressed man in his fifties" came charging out of nowhere and began screaming at the happy couple as they left a nearby art fair.
"I'm gonna punch your lights out," the wacko repeatedly yelled at Giuliani, witnesses said. Rudy and Judi appeared startled and then agitated by the man's aggressive behavior.
At one point the man started jabbing the former mayor in the chest, said Mark Borghi, owner of an art gallery on Bridgehampton's Main Street.
"Alright, do it then!" Borghi heard the Brooklyn native Giuliani yell to his tormentor.
(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...
Crazed ‘rat who doesn’t “get” the new tone at the GOP?
All without checking with a teleprompter......
Good on Giuliani! The story says:
> The man was eventually cuffed and taken away, but not before he inexplicably rushed inside a coffee shop to empty his pockets of all their contents, said Golden Pear employee Martin Schwenk.
Inexplicably? How’s this for an explanation: his pockets contained something he didn’t want the cops to find. Methamphetamine? Crack? Two excellent guesses, judging from his behavior. Bags I it’s one or the other of those.
The idea of building up your confidence by destroying the confidence of someone else is reprehensible...
I don't always agree with your politics Rudi... but you did good here.
Rudi hasn’t exactly been my cup of tea over the years, but this angers me. He and his wife did not deserve to be treated like this.
I respect Rudi’s efforts after 09/11.
I wish some stout guy would have punched this guy’s lights out. Once the guy touched Giuliani, he was fair game.
Did Rudy threaten to hit him with his purse? ROFL
We've got to take our country back from these reprobates, and fast!
“slim, well-dressed man in his fifties”
Aging yuppy? Must have been menopausal. But.....most liberal men are born that way.
The way I thought of it during the primary was that if Duncan Hunter and Fred Thompson went up to the hunting lodge, that Giuliani and McCain would be welcome regardless of politics and that there was only one major candidate that none of them would want to join them on a "guys" weekend.
I like Rudy, but his record is not entirely clean. When he was a prosecutor, he abused his power, in my opinion, by notifying the media ahead of time to pre-arranged public perp-walks of Wall Street defendants who were not flight risks, and would have surrendered peacefully if given the chance. Later, the charges against many of these defendants were thrown out by the trail or appeals court.
But people are complex. He conducted himself admirably throughout most of his career, and certainly he did so on 9/11.
From the account, I’d say your typical NYC girl scout could handle the guy, never mind a NYC mayor. The “assailant” was lucky to get his pockets empty before Judi stapled them shut.
Legally, once someone gets in your face they’re fair game to get their lights punched out. Getting in someone’s face = the tort and crime of assault = creating in another the reasonable apprehension of immediate bodily harm, making it justified to defend yourself. You don’t have wait until someone makes physical contact to fight back.
Rudy should have punched the attacker’s lights out while he was threatening Rudi and his wife. No one has to take that kind of assinine abuse from anyone!
Nice pic of RG- I wonder how his little dictator wife Judi likes this ? roflmao
What was Howard Dean doing in the Hamptons?
Sounds like Rud was a wuss. if somebody finger jabs me in the chest in front of the wife he’s getting the punch.
Was it one of Rudy’s gay former roommates?
That’s what I was thinking. No down-market mood enhancers in the Hamptons.
There are a lot of these morons around. I had a couple of “conservative” bumper stickers on my car during the Bush administration’s eight years - “Peace through Superior Firepower” and “Terrorist Hunting Permit” as well as the “W ‘04” - here in Chicago and I was always getting the one-finger salute and verbal abuse.
It’s not so bad now but that might be due to the removal of the “W ‘04” sticker; the others are still on. I still get a lot of dirty looks from mostly women.
Rudolph William Louis Giuliani, aka Rudy, aka 911, LOL
The one with the nice hair?
Boy, a lot of nasty comments about Rudy on that website. Guess there are plenty of other left wing loonies around NYC. Rudy should have coldcocked him.
Do you really think that he would have bowed to the Saudi's ? Do you think that he would let Israel twist in the wind. I will not even mention the difference on the fiscal side.
Heh heh heh...
Is this story for real???
Thanks. I wasn’t aware of that. I just haven’t always cared for his antics. I’m willing to give him his due, but I wasn’t a huge fan of him. I have enjoyed seeing him from time to time though. He’s kind of a mixed bag for me.
Thanks. Interesting. Is that pretty much universal, or does it vary from state to state?
And while he was, he transformed the city and life in it utterly, in a markedly conservative direction, and he did things that everyone, me included, thought were impossible.
Unlike most politicians, he said what he was going to do, and then he did it.
If America had heard 70 days of speeches like Rudy gave at the convention, Obama would not be President today, and the catastrophe which we now have to endure would have been prevented.
Too bad, too bad. Oh, too bad!
He was charged with harassment.
From the article.
LOL...inexplicably rushed to empty his pockets
I still don’t like his wife.
I’ll have to admit to not knowing much about her. Am I forgetting something I should remember?
Yes, she was seeing him while he was still married.
And it looks like the same 6 or 7 Giuliani haters came out from under their respective rocks to post the very same anti Rudy comments that were seen way before the election. They act just like the psycho in N.Y. Hmmmm.
You hadda know Donna.
I have heard about her; but he married her and he should have waited until they divorced.
OIC, that was probably pretty well known, but for some reason I don’t remember. While I consider this important, it was probably taking place when other things were hogging my attention.
I’m a lapsed rememberer... LOL
No problem here.
Don't blame me, I voted for Palin with McPain as a necessary evil.
I survived the April 2007 Rudyite massacre here at FR, and I remain unrepentant.
He would be.a far better President than Obama.
Sorry I went to sleep yesterday before you asked this, then found your question just now clicking “posts to you.”
Yeah, if it’s not universal, it’s near-universal, and any jurisdiction not following these rules is an outlier. I cited the common-law rules, which are then codified in somewhat different statutory language from State to State. Or, more precisely, the definition of assault is codified in different language. I don’t know how many States have specific statutes regarding self-defense, but the rule that you don’t have to wait for a battery (actual touching), but can act in self-defense upon an assault, is universal or near-universal in the case law of the States.
What was his FR screenname?
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