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Staten Island hero rescues young girl from abductor in woods (she was about to be raped)
New York Daily News ^ | August 29, 2009 | Henrick Karoliszyn, Alison Gendar, Joe Kemp

Posted on 08/29/2009 6:09:46 PM PDT by Beloved Levinite

S.I. baseball-bat wielding neighbor rescues girl from abductor in woods

A baseball bat-wielding Staten Island homeowner was hailed as a hero after he chased away a man who dragged a 15-year-old girl into the woods, police and witnesses said.

Patrick Klatt, 51, was inside his Great Kills home Thursday night when he heard the young girl's screams from a wooded area across the street.

"He kept telling her to be quiet," Klatt said about the sicko. "[But] she yelled just loud enough for me to hear."

Klatt grabbed a baseball bat and ran out his door.

As he crossed the street, the man saw Klatt approaching and fled.

"I ran in the woods as he was running out," Klatt told the Daily News yesterday.

Ready to pursue the attacker, Klatt saw the young girl instead.

He stopped to help.

"I saw her halfway in and grabbed her by the hand," he said. "She was shaking, crying."

The teen told Klatt her attacker had grabbed her by the throat. She was hurt and her voice was raspy.

Klatt grabbed her hand and helped her to her feet.

"As long as you're with me, nobody's going to hurt you," Klatt assured the distraught teen as he led her out of the woods.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/2009/08/29/2009-08-29_si_baseballbat_wielding_neighbor_rescues_girl_from_abductor_in_woods.html#ixzz0Pcks0vOf

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: hero; rescue; statenisland
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Yes, and Bloomberg wants to take more of our gun rights away here in New York...SCREW HIM!

ALL HAIL PATRICK KLATT of Staten Island, NY. We thank God for a happy ending...this time.

1 posted on 08/29/2009 6:09:46 PM PDT by Beloved Levinite
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To: Beloved Levinite

HERO!

“Salute”


2 posted on 08/29/2009 6:11:52 PM PDT by Keith Brown (Among the other evils being unarmed brings you, it causes you to be despised Machiavelli.)
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To: Beloved Levinite

>>ALL HAIL PATRICK KLATT of Staten Island, NY. We thank God for a happy ending...this time.<<

Agreed! He didn’t know what he was up against, but he went out to do what had to be done anyway. That’s a hero, folks.


3 posted on 08/29/2009 6:11:55 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks. Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Beloved Levinite

Agreed.


4 posted on 08/29/2009 6:12:28 PM PDT by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|Remember Neda Agha-Soltan|TV--it's NOT news you can trust)
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To: Beloved Levinite

The man is a hero. Great job and I salute Mr. Patrick Klatt.


5 posted on 08/29/2009 6:12:40 PM PDT by Frantzie (Lou Dobbs & Glenn Beck- American Heroes! Bill O'Reilly = Liar)
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To: Beloved Levinite

The scumbag got away to rape another day. If the homeowner had a gun, that would have solved that problem permanently.


6 posted on 08/29/2009 6:12:52 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: Beloved Levinite

A happy story for a bleak day (it’s been raining here all day, and nothing on the news but one outrage after another).

I hope they catch the perp before he tries it again.


8 posted on 08/29/2009 6:13:36 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Beloved Levinite

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/2009/08/29/2009-08-29_si_baseballbat_wielding_neighbor_rescues_girl_from_abductor_in_woods.html#ixzz0Pcks0vOf


9 posted on 08/29/2009 6:14:08 PM PDT by jessduntno (Privatization + Inter-State Sales + Individual Policies + Tort Reform = Healthcare Reform)
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To: freedumb2003

awesome description...


10 posted on 08/29/2009 6:14:39 PM PDT by advertising guy (Consumer Of Confiscated Liquers Czar)
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To: Keith Brown

Heroic without a doubt.


11 posted on 08/29/2009 6:14:57 PM PDT by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: P-Marlowe
The scumbag got away to rape another day. If the homeowner had a gun, that would have solved that problem permanently.

In just about any state in the US, shooting a fleeing felon in the back will get you in big trouble.

12 posted on 08/29/2009 6:15:23 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (Public healthcare looks like it will work as well as public housing did.)
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To: Beloved Levinite

Good grief. Bless his heart.


13 posted on 08/29/2009 6:15:40 PM PDT by GnuHere
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To: Beloved Levinite

The attacker was described as a “heavyset” Hispanic male in his mid-20s, 5 feet 5 inches to 5 feet 7 inches in height, 200-215 pounds, wearing a red shirt, black pants, and a ball cap.

http://www.silive.com/news/advance/index.ssf?/base/news/125153191298250.xml&coll=1&thispage=2


14 posted on 08/29/2009 6:16:32 PM PDT by jessduntno (Privatization + Inter-State Sales + Individual Policies + Tort Reform = Healthcare Reform)
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To: freedumb2003
That’s a hero, folks.

He is indeed..........Thank you Mr. Klatt!

15 posted on 08/29/2009 6:16:33 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Who's your Long Legged MacDaddy?)
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To: Beloved Levinite

Liberal Perspective: Is it fair that he took a bat? Was the bat registered? Why did he interfere in other people’s business?


16 posted on 08/29/2009 6:19:48 PM PDT by Always Right (Oxymoron: It must be true, I saw it on the News..)
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To: AppyPappy
Too bad he didn’t get him some

Where are you heading with that? If you're getting at what it sounds to me like you're getting at then somebody needs to take a baseball bat to you!

This country sure is getting to ba a scary place and it's nice to know that at least SOME people continue to do what's necessary and right.

17 posted on 08/29/2009 6:21:24 PM PDT by Tucsonican
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To: jessduntno

Thanks for that link Jess. It provided us further info. We need more men around like Patrick Klatt. I hope he gets honored publically in NYC.


18 posted on 08/29/2009 6:22:28 PM PDT by Beloved Levinite (I have a new name for the occupier of The Oval Office: KING FRAUD! (pronounced King "Faa-raud"))
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To: Tucsonican
I know Appy.

He was referring to the guy with the bat getting some of the slime who attacked the girl.

19 posted on 08/29/2009 6:24:48 PM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: Beloved Levinite

Now he will want bat control too!


20 posted on 08/29/2009 6:24:52 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Barack Obama is a political suicide bomber and the Rats are political arsonists.)
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To: PapaBear3625

It ought to be fair to paint ball such a scum.


21 posted on 08/29/2009 6:25:58 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Barack Obama is a political suicide bomber and the Rats are political arsonists.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Yeah, with FROZEN paint balls!!! And RIGHT in the BALLS!


22 posted on 08/29/2009 6:29:46 PM PDT by Beloved Levinite (I have a new name for the occupier of The Oval Office: KING FRAUD! (pronounced King "Faa-raud"))
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To: Beloved Levinite

Praise be to our Lord! May He bless Mr. Klatt and the young girl and their famiies aa they go through all the publicity, legalities and all that concerns the case.


23 posted on 08/29/2009 6:30:31 PM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: PapaBear3625

Not in Texas.


24 posted on 08/29/2009 6:31:30 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: Tucsonican

Wise up...he meant get some of the perp...maybe you should examine your own thoughts if they took you to a dark place.


25 posted on 08/29/2009 6:32:38 PM PDT by Sudetenland (Without God there is no freedom, for what rights man can give, he can take away.)
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To: skr

AMEN, skr!


26 posted on 08/29/2009 6:33:24 PM PDT by Beloved Levinite (I have a new name for the occupier of The Oval Office: KING FRAUD! (pronounced King "Faa-raud"))
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To: jessduntno

[The attacker was described as a “heavyset” Hispanic male in his mid-20s, 5 feet 5 inches to 5 feet 7 inches in height, 200-215 pounds,...]

Possibly an illegal? Many illegals have come to America to avoid the legal system they have violated in their native country. Not all, but many indeed.


27 posted on 08/29/2009 6:33:24 PM PDT by kindred (Facts are a stubborn thing, but people are even more stubborn and will deny facts.)
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To: Sudetenland

Maybe the poster should have worded his post differently.


28 posted on 08/29/2009 6:34:56 PM PDT by tsmith130
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To: PapaBear3625

I should clarify that. You can shoot them in the back at night if you have reason to believe they have committed certain crimes, or to prevent their imminent commission of certain crimes.


29 posted on 08/29/2009 6:35:05 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: Beloved Levinite

It’s a shame he didn’t sneak up on the piece of crap and give him a home run swing to the head!

I got a guy living up the street that is a registered sex offender. He moved here from Idaho (I believe) and didn’t register at first. Some locals at the pool called the cops one day because the guy was acting weird and watching the kids. They found out who he was and got him registered. Why he wasn’t locked up I can’t say. He lives with his parents. They are in their seventies. I’m guessing this guy is in his early fifties.
He walks around with his cell phone. I’ve noticed him aiming it at the kids that are outside playing. I’m sure he’s taking pictures of them. Anyone know if this is legal?
Is a registered offender allowed to take pictures of kids?
I know this probably sounds really silly, but hey, would you want this creep taking pics of your kids?


30 posted on 08/29/2009 6:35:19 PM PDT by mark3681
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To: mware

OK, I’ll buy that and I’m happy to have a better explaination.

I try really hard to give people the benefit of the doubt and it’s good to know that doing so is worth my while on occasion....just wish it was that way more often.


31 posted on 08/29/2009 6:36:36 PM PDT by Tucsonican
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To: kindred

Could very well be, kindred. There are many thousands of illegals here in NY. You should see how many are hanging outside Home Depots & Lowes @ 7am looking for day work. And the cops do NOTHING! Low-life looking scumb*gs, too.


32 posted on 08/29/2009 6:37:19 PM PDT by Beloved Levinite (I have a new name for the occupier of The Oval Office: KING FRAUD! (pronounced King "Faa-raud"))
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To: Spktyr

“Not in Texas.”

You’re right. Yankees just don’t “get it”.


33 posted on 08/29/2009 6:38:09 PM PDT by BnBlFlag (Deo Vindice/Semper Fidelis "Ya gotta saddle up your boys; Ya gotta draw a hard line")
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To: skr

Amen!

Thank You Lord for preserving that young girl.
May You show favor to Mr. Klatt for his obedience.

“See that you do not look down on one of these
little ones. For I tell you that their angels
in heaven always see the face of my Father in
heaven.” (Matthew 18:10)

In Jesus Name! ... Jo


34 posted on 08/29/2009 6:39:26 PM PDT by Jo Nuvark (Those who bless Israel will be blessed, those who curse Israel will be cursed. Gen 12:3)
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To: P-Marlowe
The scumbag got away to rape another day. If the homeowner had a gun, that would have solved that problem permanently.

Yes, but he has rights..../sarc

If Klatt had a gun and put a couple of slugs into the perp he would be facing criminal charges for sure.

35 posted on 08/29/2009 6:39:40 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (Democrats: the party of Slavery, Segregation, Sodomy and Sedition)
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To: tsmith130; AppyPappy

It is the fault of the reader where his thoughts take him, not the writer. The connections are made in the mind of the reader. I would bet that the alternative implication never entered the mind of AppyPappy


36 posted on 08/29/2009 6:40:31 PM PDT by Sudetenland (Without God there is no freedom, for what rights man can give, he can take away.)
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To: mark3681

I would confront the SOB & warn him not to take anymore pictures of the kids. If he continues, then make a citizens arrest if it’s legal. Guy needs to be in jail.


37 posted on 08/29/2009 6:40:42 PM PDT by Beloved Levinite (I have a new name for the occupier of The Oval Office: KING FRAUD! (pronounced King "Faa-raud"))
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To: Beloved Levinite

Yea. I plan on talking to the local cops on Monday about it. Kinda hard to prove he’s taking pics of the kids, without confiscating his phone. There has to be some provision for checking on him periodically, like looking at his computer, his phone records, etc., etc. I’ll see what I can find out.


38 posted on 08/29/2009 6:43:36 PM PDT by mark3681
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To: Beloved Levinite

If the cellphone pix were not actually a crime you could end up being sued for beaucoup.


39 posted on 08/29/2009 6:46:08 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Barack Obama is a political suicide bomber and the Rats are political arsonists.)
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To: Sudetenland
Looks like the mods read it the same way.

I'd agree with you if only one person read it incorrectly. But if more than one reader comes away with a similar reaction, then the fault lies with the writer...and clearly more than one person made the same connection.

40 posted on 08/29/2009 6:46:47 PM PDT by tsmith130
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To: Sudetenland

“It is the fault of the reader where his thoughts take him, not the writer.”

The problem with that is that the phrase “get some,” has two connotations.


41 posted on 08/29/2009 6:47:42 PM PDT by Daniel II (I'm Jim Thompson, this is my brother Jimmy, and this is my other brother Jimmy)
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To: Beloved Levinite

I don’t know why that isn’t included anymore...th8is GD PC correctness inhibits public help in finding these bstrds...


42 posted on 08/29/2009 6:48:00 PM PDT by jessduntno (Privatization + Inter-State Sales + Individual Policies + Tort Reform = Healthcare Reform)
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To: Beloved Levinite

Nice to hear about the good people - the evil ones are boring and stupid and everyone wishes they were dead...


43 posted on 08/29/2009 6:48:15 PM PDT by GOPJ (CT Scan in Canada? Vet clinics can get a dog in next day. People? Waitinglist is a month.STOSSEL)
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To: mark3681

Good job. Report back if you get any action. We need to band together as citizens to fight this evil that is permeating our society. The cops DO NOT protect & serve. They get there mostly AFTER the dirty deeds are done.


44 posted on 08/29/2009 6:48:20 PM PDT by Beloved Levinite (I have a new name for the occupier of The Oval Office: KING FRAUD! (pronounced King "Faa-raud"))
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To: mark3681

Shoot and scoot? Man, I am bad....shame on me...


45 posted on 08/29/2009 6:49:39 PM PDT by waterhill (Zero, you suck..)
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To: Beloved Levinite

Too bad that in Staten Island they don’t allow HANDGUNS.


46 posted on 08/29/2009 6:50:01 PM PDT by 2harddrive
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To: mark3681

I got a guy living up the street that is a registered sex offender. He moved here from Idaho (I believe) and didn’t register at first. Some locals at the pool called the cops one day because the guy was acting weird and watching the kids. They found out who he was and got him registered. Why he wasn’t locked up I can’t say. He lives with his parents. They are in their seventies. I’m guessing this guy is in his early fifties.

Even the Registry is becoming a joke - with 30-40 million illegals who can’t even be arrested if they BREAK the law, how many of them do we suppose are up to no good?


47 posted on 08/29/2009 6:50:59 PM PDT by jessduntno (Privatization + Inter-State Sales + Individual Policies + Tort Reform = Healthcare Reform)
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To: GOPJ

GOPJ,

That’s why I ttok the time to post it. True hero citizens in our society are too few & far between, unfortunately. Most people don’t want to “involve themselves” where potential danger lurks. Bring back the likes of John Wayne & Charlton Heston. “Real Manhood” is a dying trait...


48 posted on 08/29/2009 6:54:13 PM PDT by Beloved Levinite (I have a new name for the occupier of The Oval Office: KING FRAUD! (pronounced King "Faa-raud"))
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To: Beloved Levinite

Hail Mr. Klatt...Good job...

I would have “Judged” the effer in the back myself...

Stay armed, protect Life and Liberty...


49 posted on 08/29/2009 6:59:24 PM PDT by waterhill (Zero, you suck..)
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To: Tucsonican

I believe he was referring to the rescuer getting a piece of the attacker.


50 posted on 08/29/2009 7:00:28 PM PDT by BnBlFlag (Deo Vindice/Semper Fidelis "Ya gotta saddle up your boys; Ya gotta draw a hard line")
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