Friday, October 31, 2003

A Flasher Gets an Unexpected Reception

South Philly has always had a reputation for being a tough neighborhood. This became especially clear yesterday to Rudy Susanto, 25, a known sexual predator who on several occassions had been exposing himself to some teen-age girls attending St. Maria Goretti* Catholic School in Philadelphia.

This time, as this CNN report notes, the girls took matters into their own hands:

...[A] group of girls in school uniforms angrily confronted Susanto with help from some neighbors, police said.

When Susanto tried to run, more than 20 girls chased him down the block. Two men from the neighborhood caught him and the girls took their revenge.

"The girls came and started kicking him and punching him, so I wasn't going to stop them," neighbor Robert Lemons told The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Susanto was later treated for injuries at a local hospital. Police said he would be charged with 14 criminal counts including harassment, disorderly conduct, open lewdness and corrupting the morals of a minor.

Way to go, gals!

*(Editor's Note: Ironically enough, St. Maria Goretti was a 12-year-old girl who was murdered for resisting another sexual predator who tried to rape her.)

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