11 Yr Old Girl Fights Off Attacker and Neighbors Catch Him


This is how a neighborhood should react when a predator attacks. I am very proud of the young girl and her Brooklyn neighbors for reacting and catching this child predator.

Quick-thinking Xochil Garcia, a sixth grader, said she already knew what she would do in case someone ever tried to attack her. “I think of a plan, like, if anybody kidnaps me, kick them or scratch them — I’m growing my nails out,” Xochil said Monday.

But she didn’t think kicking or scratching would help when the man grabbed her in her apartment lobby and seemed to be trying to drag her upstairs, she said. “He grabbed my mouth and told me to not scream,” Xochil said. “I thought he was going to take me up to the roof and rape me or something.”

The 4’5″ girl wrestled out of her attacker’s arms, and was able to draw the attention of residents by crying and screaming. They chased down the man and called police.

Police arrested 6’2″ Bernard Mutterperl, 19, and charged him with unlawful imprisonment, endangering the welfare of a child and burglary. He was arraigned Monday night and bail set at $25,000 cash or $75,000 bond. A phone number was not listed for Mutterperl, of Brooklyn, and it was not immediately clear if he had an attorney. Xochil’s neighbor, Timothy Isaac, 25, who said he was among a group of residents who caught Mutterperl and held him until police arrived, said the man protested his innocence to them. via wcbstv.com

Posted May 15, 2007 by
Child Welfare | 7 comments

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  • Comments

    7 Responses to “11 Yr Old Girl Fights Off Attacker and Neighbors Catch Him”

    1. joe bear on May 15th, 2007 4:27 pm

      Ahole,should get life.

    2. dennisintn on May 15th, 2007 7:03 pm

      #l, as short a one as possible.

    3. dennisintn on May 15th, 2007 7:06 pm

      this little girl, with the help of her neighbors, probably saved her own life as well as many others in years to come. they deserve medals and awards.

    4. Jozee on May 16th, 2007 5:11 am

      a very brave girl. i wonder if he’s done this before.

    5. Brenda on May 16th, 2007 9:48 am

      I just LOVE that the first thing out of the pedophile’s mouth was “he was innocent”. My first question would have been…”what are you innocent of?” Can only imagine the reaction. ONLY reason he was still “innocent” is because he did not get to finish what he started. Thank God!

      Sadly, he will not be in jail long on such charges unless a past criminal history exists. Maybe a couple yrs. behind bars, but sadly..not much else. Not even sure he can be place on the sexual preditor websites as he did not actually sexually assault her. I just wish he’d have run in front of a bus while fleeing…but alas.


    6. Brenda on May 16th, 2007 9:50 am

      by the way Jozee…I can promise you he’s thought/fantasized about it before. Whether he has acted on those thought up until now, we can only speculate.

      He is not a “polished” criminal because they are hard to catch. A young fool.


    7. WTF on May 16th, 2007 9:52 pm

      This is a good example of why it’s important to teach children what to do if there are ever in this situation. Then they know exactly what to do to get away.

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