Queens, NY – Arrest Made In Attempted Kidnapping Of Far Rockaway Jewish Preschooler

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    Queens, NY – A 41 year old Bayswater woman has been arrested by police for attempting to kidnap a four year old Orthodox Jewish girl enjoying a Shabbos morning trip to the playground.

    Police said that the incident took place at approximately 9:30 AM at the Westbourne Playground on Mott Avenue and Bay 28th Street. A woman, who was later identified as Tawana Blount, tried to create a diversion by grabbing a bag belonging to the child’s mother and flinging it over a nearby fence. When the mother turned to see what had happened, Blount grabbed the child by the arm and said “come here little girl.” The mother seized the child and began screaming as Blount fled the park.

    A special security alert released by the Rockaway Nassau Safety Patrol said that the mother immediately borrowed a phone from a Parks Department employee and called 911. Police officers from the 101st Precinct arrived on scene quickly but were unable to locate the perpetrator who was last seen heading northwest on Mott Avenue.

    According to RNSP member Elkanah Adelman, a woman who matched the description of the perpetrator had been known to frequent the park and act in a bizarre manner. Local residents contacted the security patrol when that woman returned to the park on Monday.

    “We called the mother to see if this woman was the same person who tried kidnapping her daughter,” Adelman told VIN News. “She was buying groceries at Seasons but we told her to leave everything. We brought the mother over to try to identify the suspect but she told us right away that it wasn’t her.”

    An RNSP member was taking the mother back to Seasons when a member of the security patrol spotted another woman who matched the description of the would-be kidnapper.

    “We brought the mother over to look at the second woman and she said right away that she was 1000 percent sure that she was the one we were looking for,” said Adelman.

    The RNSP called police, keeping an eye on the suspect until officers arrived on scene.

    Blount, who lives on Egmont Place in Bayswater, was arrested by police and charged with acting in a manner injurious to a child under 17 and harassment.

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    15 COMMENTS

    1. SAVAGES FROM THE JUNGLE! I DON’T CARE IF MY STATEMENT IS NOT POLITICALLY CORRECT, OR NOT! IN SAUDI ARABIA, SUCH INDIVIDUALS WOULD BE BEHEADED IN PUBLIC, WITHIN A BRIEF TIME. IF YOU DON’T BELIEVE IT, ASK PAULIN SAUDI, WHO LIVES THERE.

      • > “Savages from the jungle! I don’t care if my statement is not politically correct.”
        >> According to RNSP member Elkanah Adelman, a woman who matched the description of the perpetrator had been known to frequent the park and ACT IN A BIZARRE MANNER.” Baruch Hashem, a possible tragedy was averted. BUT, if the suspect is an emotionally disturbed person (which Reb Adelman alludes to be the case), then your screaming rant has nothing to do with political correctness, and everything to do with your being a misanthrope. Get over yourself.

      • Savages from the JUNGLE? Do you use such terms when the perpetrator is WHITE? If you don’t, then despite being a racist (duh!) you’re also an apikores. Because you’re implying that Hashem is incapable of creating black people the same “quality” as white people.

    2. I was pleased to read that the mother immediately borrowed a phone and called 911. Somehow I fear that not everyone would use the phone on Shabbos even in such a dangerous situation. We must always put safety above all else.

    3. I agree 100% with #9. To #’s 6 and 12- The Federal Bureau of Investigation (the FBI), has published statistics which state that on a per capita basis, Blacks are eight times as likely to engage in crimes of violence against Whites (i.e. homicide, robbery, rape, assault). I tell it like it is, whether or not your liberal ears like to hear such facts.

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