TPD: Quick Thinking Stops Crime

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By: TPD Release


Aaron Bright black male 08/17/92


Sexual Assault with a Weapon
Kidnapping to Facilitate the Commission of a Felony
Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon
Public Order Crimes- Criminal Attempt to Solicit or Conspire Capital

Tallahassee, Florida - October 4, 2011 -

Tallahassee police officers arrested a man for attempted sexual battery on October 3, 2011. The victim reported the incident to TPD investigators on September 5, 2011 and subsequent investigation led to the suspect’s arrest.

In the early morning hours of September 05, 2011 the victim reported she was crossing the parking lot at 1505 West Tharpe Street when she dropped her purse. A male approached her and bent down, as if to assist her with picking up her purse, but instead put a knife to her throat and dragged her to an unlit area behind the apartment

While the victim was being dragged she saw a vehicle drive by and screamed for help. The arrestee continued to drag her behind the building and began to attempt to sexually batter the victim. Moments later several witnesses, who heard the victim scream for help, appeared and scared off the arrestee. The victim suffered several
lacerations to her hands while trying to fight off her attacker.

“Because of the quick thinking by the victim and several citizens, who were willing to come forward to help, this crime was stopped before it happened. I am proud to be a member of a community where people are not afraid to help a fellow citizen” said Chief Dennis Jones.

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  • by Anonymous on Oct 6, 2011 at 09:38 AM
    What? crime in Tallahassee? No way! Marks and company can't be wrong about low crime. Oh! wait... Marks says he not a crook either.
  • by Sucha Shame on Oct 5, 2011 at 08:44 AM
    It is such a shame this victim chose to be a victim. If only she had believed in personal responsibility and been ready and able to defense herself. There might be one less criminal for the tax payers to have to support. Such a shame . . .
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      by ? on Oct 5, 2011 at 09:11 AM in reply to Sucha Shame
  • by Darkman Location: Parts Unknown, FL on Oct 4, 2011 at 07:47 PM
    Dear Blackmen of America, Please stop making us look bad. Please stop walking around blaming " The Man," for all for all your problems. Take pride in yourselves as well as responsibility for your actions. Don't be afraid to get up and look for work. Sure I know some doors will close, but many more will open. Don't be so quick to give in to the fast money game because in the end all it gets you is time away from your families. And if you have kids, do you really want them calling someone else dad? Quit taking things that you haven't worked for. Stand up and be a voice in the community. A voice that will inspire the children of the future. It's not that hard to do. Pull your pants up and put the guns down. Make peace with yourself and your fellow man. Black and white. Try it, if not for yourself, for the kidss you want to see grow up happy and not afraid to leave home. Now I rest.
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      by Black man on Oct 5, 2011 at 09:13 AM in reply to Darkman
      What in the world are you talking about?
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        by Anonymous on Oct 5, 2011 at 11:04 AM in reply to Black man
        Exactly his point. Re-read it. Please. It is worth reading.
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      by SHANER on Oct 5, 2011 at 12:50 PM in reply to Darkman
      Kudos to you Darkman! The world needs more like you!
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      by Lynette on Oct 5, 2011 at 01:10 PM in reply to Darkman
      Very well said!! If only they would heed.
  • by God Bless America Location: tallahassee on Oct 4, 2011 at 04:13 PM
    That word "racist" has been used and abused so has no meaning to me at all.
  • by mike Location: tally on Oct 4, 2011 at 04:09 PM
    Another Pm...execute him before he grows teeth.
  • by Unity in the Community Location: Tallahassee on Oct 4, 2011 at 03:22 PM
    Terri, you couldn't have stated this no BETTER! they need to start charging these guys with 'Trespassing on private property' as well! AARON you are not so BRIGHT! I am glad everything worked out with the victim, "To God Be The Glory"! This could have scared her for life!~ Someone broke into my car and stole my brand new CD player and I felt so violated, so I could not imagine how the victim of a rapist feels. This is one crime I have no PITY for is rape!
  • by Anonymous on Oct 4, 2011 at 03:05 PM
    You people better watch what you say or someone will start calling you all RACISTS!!
  • by Bill Location: Tallahassee on Oct 4, 2011 at 02:08 PM
    He is lucky i was not there he would have been more thug in jail!!!
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      by James on Oct 4, 2011 at 05:32 PM in reply to Bill
      There is a little problem with that Bill. By the time you could know beyond a doubt that the guy was attempting to rape this lady, the rapist would be gone. So, if you shot him while he was running away, he would be able to file suit against you in civil court for using deadly force against him (if he lived), and if he died after you shot him, his family would file suit because he would say that he was not doing anything to the girl, and a stoopid jury (common today) would find him innocent of attempted rape. All that after being criminally prosecuted. Then, another jury (civil) would take everything you had from you for shooting and/or killing the poor little perp. Even if the Stand-Your-Ground would be in place to protect you from civil losses, your favorite State Attorney, Willie Meggs, would go after you for using a weapon against the rapist. After the rapist is no longer in the act of the attempted rape, you cannot use deadly force to detain until police get there, so what do you think the rapist is going to do. Exactly. The answer is the woman should have a gun and know HOW TO USE IT !!
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        by Jesse James on Oct 5, 2011 at 07:24 AM in reply to James
        It was only a matter of time before someone suggested that the solution was a well-worn .44.
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        by James Really on Oct 5, 2011 at 08:46 AM in reply to James
        James, really; you should read the law. Application of deadly force is fully legal to stop the commission of a forcible felony. Spend a little time on FL Statute 790.x
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          by Anonymous on Oct 5, 2011 at 11:02 AM in reply to James Really
          I'm sure he'll happily scan the statutes next time he's witness to a felony BEFORE he acts.
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        by Anonymous on Oct 5, 2011 at 11:01 AM in reply to James
        James, you have just PIN-POINTED exactly why people are no longer as willing to help anymore. Of COURSE we need concerned citizens. But with all the frivilous lawsuits plaguing this country, "doing the right thing" can put you in a worse position than the victim of the crime you were trying to help.
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          by Don't let the facts confuse you on Oct 5, 2011 at 05:41 PM in reply to
          Can you please provide case citations or links to a few of these countless jury verdicts awarded against good Samaritans? I love it when people repeat tripe, as though it is absolute truth. The insurance lobby has done an amazing job at brainwashing the public. Why don't you check statutory caps, and perhaps yup will realize just how ignorant your comments are, and you might begin to appreciate how much our "right" to a jury trial has been dismantled. Hey, but who needs fundamental rights anyway? What did our forefathers know?
  • by Steve Location: Not in Marietta on Oct 4, 2011 at 01:52 PM
    That's just a terrorist! A hoodrat without equal. Punk thug! I would just love to remove them 'nads and toast them feed them to the 'gators!
  • by Terri Location: Tallahassee on Oct 4, 2011 at 01:42 PM
    How frightening that must have been. I'm so glad others came to her aid before something really terrible happened. They are true heroes coming to her aid not knowing if this felon had a gun and could have hurt them as well. We need more people like them in this world. This situation had a great ending with the arrest of the assailant...can't ask for more than that except a very long prison sentence. Sexual assault w/deadly weapon, atmpt kidnap, atmpt murder and anything else they can drum up...all sound like great charges to me.
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