Skip to comments.Staten Island hero rescues young girl from abductor in woods (she was about to be raped)
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
(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...
ALL HAIL PATRICK KLATT of Staten Island, NY. We thank God for a happy ending...this time.
>>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.
The man is a hero. Great job and I salute Mr. Patrick Klatt.
The scumbag got away to rape another day. If the homeowner had a gun, that would have solved that problem permanently.
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.
Heroic without a doubt.
In just about any state in the US, shooting a fleeing felon in the back will get you in big trouble.
Good grief. Bless his heart.
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.
He is indeed..........Thank you Mr. Klatt!
Liberal Perspective: Is it fair that he took a bat? Was the bat registered? Why did he interfere in other people’s business?
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.
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.
He was referring to the guy with the bat getting some of the slime who attacked the girl.
Now he will want bat control too!
It ought to be fair to paint ball such a scum.
Yeah, with FROZEN paint balls!!! And RIGHT in the BALLS!
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.
Not in Texas.
Wise up...he meant get some of the perp...maybe you should examine your own thoughts if they took you to a dark place.
[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.
Maybe the poster should have worded his post differently.
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.
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?
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.
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.
“Not in Texas.”
You’re right. Yankees just don’t “get it”.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
If the cellphone pix were not actually a crime you could end up being sued for beaucoup.
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.
“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.
I don’t know why that isn’t included anymore...th8is GD PC correctness inhibits public help in finding these bstrds...
Nice to hear about the good people - the evil ones are boring and stupid and everyone wishes they were dead...
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.
Shoot and scoot? Man, I am bad....shame on me...
Too bad that in Staten Island they don’t allow HANDGUNS.
I got a guy living up the street that is a registered sex offender. He moved here from Idaho (I believe) and didnt 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 wasnt locked up I cant say. He lives with his parents. They are in their seventies. Im 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?
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...
Hail Mr. Klatt...Good job...
I would have “Judged” the effer in the back myself...
Stay armed, protect Life and Liberty...
I believe he was referring to the rescuer getting a piece of the attacker.
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