Be Neighborly – 21/52 Ways to Stop Pedophiles
Pueblo CO – It’s another case of Vagilantes in action.
Angry neighbors chased a man who bolted after he was identified by a sexually assaulted little girl. (videos) For about 15 blocks, a few locals were hot on the heels of this stranger. They threw rocks at him, pummeled his face a bit bloody then held him until the police arrived.
The 54 year old unidentified man was rescued from the crowd of parents and community activists. After questioning, he voluntarily gave a DNA sample and was released for lack of evidence.
Neighbors, including members of the American Indian Movement, have tried working with the local police in response to recent attacks on young children – a sexual assault, an attempted abduction, and a man exposing his genitals to a kid in an alley near Mitchell Park. According to the grapevine, it was all done by the same man.
Gossip wasn’t good enough to warn everyone in the community. Frustrated East Side neighbors did what the police had failed to do. They spread the news door-to-door. When a man who matched a description provided by the abused children was seen in the same alley where the dick’s exposure happened, folks tried to make sure the suspect didn’t slip away. They ran after him.
Then the justice system let him go, although one of the community leaders was arrested. DNA reports may show this stranger simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. Or, a DNA match will indicate he’s guilty. If so, we wonder if he will be found again. Perhaps he’s still running.
Be warned, the next guy these raising-a-child-villagers chase won’t get off so easily. That’s being a good neighbor.