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
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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!