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Mom Jogging With Baby in Stroller Fights Off Attacker With Bike Pump
DNAInfo New York ^ | 9/27/2013 | Nigel Chiwaya, Ben Fractenberg and Trevor Kapp

Posted on 09/28/2013 6:34:09 AM PDT by mykroar

WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — A woman jogging in a park while pushing her 8-month-old son in a stroller Friday morning turned the tables on a would-be attacker, hitting him over the head with a tire pump and sending him packing, she said.

Mary Jane Jarman, 33, a stay-at-home mom from Washington Heights, was jogging home on the Hudson River Greenway near the Henry Hudson Parkway and 190th Street at 9:30 a.m. Friday after dropping her daughter off at school when a man jumped out from a behind a wall holding a broken glass bottle, she said.

"Come here, come here," the man told Jarman, who said she began to run for her life, making it about 100 yards down the path before he grabbed her in a bear hug and took her down to the ground, knocking over the stroller in the process.

"I started screaming, trying to attract attention. He came at me," said Jarman, who spoke to DNAinfo New York after speaking to detectives at the 34th Precinct stationhouse.

Jarman said she managed to struggle free and reached for a hand-held bike pump she had in the stroller, bashing the attacker over the head two or three times, until he began to bleed.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: bike; jogger; mugging; newyork; ny
Jarman said after she beat the man repeatedly, he released her and retreated,telling her in broken English, "I'm really sorry, I'm sick," she said.

shocked I tell you. Although I do love a happy ending.

1 posted on 09/28/2013 6:34:10 AM PDT by mykroar
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To: mykroar

It’s good to see a happy ending to this story,but a 1911 would be so much better.


2 posted on 09/28/2013 6:36:37 AM PDT by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: mykroar

Was it a scary black assault pump?


3 posted on 09/28/2013 6:38:32 AM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom ;Sarcasm is my bidness)
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To: mykroar

“,telling her in broken English, “I’m really sorry, I’m sick,”

This is at least the second time I have read this in regards to an attack. Is this now part of some training class for illegal immigrants ?


4 posted on 09/28/2013 6:40:11 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: puppypusher

but a 1911 would be so much better.

Unfortunately in the Bloomhole world of NYC, she would be in the cooler so not so happy an ending there.


5 posted on 09/28/2013 6:43:31 AM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: mykroar
The media glorifies peoples that defend themselves with tire pumps, but cruxifies those who use a proper instrument.

Good for this woman, but had the perp not been an idiot, she whould have been in big trouble.

6 posted on 09/28/2013 6:44:21 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: mykroar

To bad she didn’t have a gun she could have shot the idiot..


7 posted on 09/28/2013 6:47:35 AM PDT by PLD
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To: mykroar

Good job, mom!


8 posted on 09/28/2013 6:48:30 AM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters for Freedom and Rededicaton to the Principles of the U.S. Constitution)
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To: al baby
Was it a scary black assault pump?

She was arrested because she had high capacity magazine (may have been Playgirl) in the stroller with the assault pump.

9 posted on 09/28/2013 6:50:10 AM PDT by immadashell (The inmates are running the asylum.)
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To: mykroar

When tire pumps are outlawed, only outlaws will have tire pumps.
(who keeps a tire pump in their baby stroller?)


10 posted on 09/28/2013 6:51:08 AM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: mykroar
A weapon does not have to be a “weapon” (wink, wink). For example- I am paranoid about loose lug nuts and always have a breaker bar handy in my vehicle.
11 posted on 09/28/2013 6:53:08 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama phones= Bread and circuits.)
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To: Repeal The 17th

Probably a jogging stroller. They have bigger bicycle-like tires.


12 posted on 09/28/2013 6:54:45 AM PDT by AZHSer
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To: Repeal The 17th

“(who keeps a tire pump in their baby stroller?)”

Somebody who’s “waiting” to be attacked? Think female Charles Bronson.


13 posted on 09/28/2013 6:54:51 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: mykroar

I am glad she’s okay but a true happy ending would be needing to get a casket for the attacker.


14 posted on 09/28/2013 6:55:26 AM PDT by boycott
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To: Repeal The 17th

Jogging strollers have bicycle-like tires. Good for running


15 posted on 09/28/2013 6:55:59 AM PDT by Explorer89 (And now, let the wild rumpus start!!)
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To: mykroar

Don’t mess with a mom with her baby!

Wifey is only 5’ 2” but I’ve seen it first hand, I stand back when I see it coming lol


16 posted on 09/28/2013 6:58:43 AM PDT by WomBom ("I read Free Republic for the pictures")
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To: mykroar

Stupid woman, taking a baby in a stroller to a place known to be dangerous.
Of course she never took the trouble to find out what sort of place it was.
She’s only lucky her attacker had no accomplices.


17 posted on 09/28/2013 7:03:54 AM PDT by HomeAtLast (The original Tea Party entailed a willingness to do without some tea.)
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To: mykroar

She hurt the attacker - that was over punishment for merely trying to hurt/kill her and the baby. She should have called 911 at the beginning so the call would go through, and explained to the attacker she had called 911 and in an hour or less, a cop would be there. The robber would have waited for the cop and no one would have gotten hurt.

Due to her hurting the poor attacker, who most likely has had a bad life, bike pumps will no longer be sold. We have to prevent the underprivileged from getting hurt when they attack a person who has more than they do. More executive orders will be written to remove more money from those who have it so it can be given to those with less.
/s/s/s/s/s/s/s/s


18 posted on 09/28/2013 7:11:47 AM PDT by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.)
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To: mykroar

From leaving his glasses and the shattered bike pump on the scene, he probably left a lot of DNA as well. Fiends of this sort are often “frequent flyers”, so he might already be in the system and an easy pick up.

If he shows up at a hospital or clinic with head injuries, he is pegged, so hopefully he will try to tough it out and get a lethal infection.

It’s still a pity that she wasn’t able to put eight .22 slugs into his abdomen, in a nice shot grouping.


19 posted on 09/28/2013 7:22:22 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (The best War on Terror News is at rantburg.com)
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To: HomeAtLast

Yeah ok....another “blame the victim” idiot! The only shame in this is that she’s not allowed to own & carry the proper tool to handle this job! There should not be any areas that we shouldn’t be able to go. All areas should be dangerous workplaces for criminals!


20 posted on 09/28/2013 7:32:41 AM PDT by 2nd amendment mama ( www.2asisters.org | Self defense is a basic human right!)
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To: 2nd amendment mama

Ooh, an insult rather than a reasoned argument for taking an infant to a public place you’ve not checked for crime stats. I’ll just quit wasting my time now.


21 posted on 09/28/2013 7:54:32 AM PDT by HomeAtLast (The original Tea Party entailed a willingness to do without some tea.)
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To: HomeAtLast

Anyone who leaves the house is stupid. Even better, dig a bunker, stock it, move in, and brick up the door.


22 posted on 09/28/2013 8:01:13 AM PDT by DManA
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To: mykroar
Jarman said after she beat the man repeatedly, he released her and retreated, telling her in broken English, "I'm really sorry, I'm sick," she said.

Perp description otherwise not provided.
May we speculate? I think we can narrow it down.
Amish? or ...
Son of Obama? ... or
Undocumented Democrat voter?

23 posted on 09/28/2013 8:03:41 AM PDT by Amagi (God Save the Republic.)
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To: DManA

“Mary Jane Jarman said she had no idea that the path, which she takes on a daily basis, was dangerous. It has been the site of multiple muggings, including a recent spate of trip-wire attacks on bikers, police said.”

September 28, 2015: Mary Jane Jarman said she had no idea that the babysitter had a criminal record with multiple convictions for pedophilia.

September 28, 2018: Mary Jane Jarman said she had no idea that the bus driver was an illegal immigrant with a spate of DWI’s and a vehicular homicide on his record.

Why didn’t you, Mary Jane?

September 28, 2015: Mary Jane Jarman said she had no idea that the babysitter had a criminal record with multiple convictions for pedophilia.

September 28, 2018: Mary Jane Jarman said she had no idea that the bus driver was an illegal immigrant with a spate of DWI


24 posted on 09/28/2013 8:10:36 AM PDT by HomeAtLast (The original Tea Party entailed a willingness to do without some tea.)
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To: mykroar

Opera browser glitches. I had no idea. :)


25 posted on 09/28/2013 8:12:30 AM PDT by HomeAtLast (The original Tea Party entailed a willingness to do without some tea.)
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To: HomeAtLast

Add some nice homey touches to your bunker. Doilies, picture, paint it a nice cheerful yellow.


26 posted on 09/28/2013 8:15:13 AM PDT by DManA
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To: DManA

Ever think of addressing the argument?


27 posted on 09/28/2013 8:21:00 AM PDT by HomeAtLast (The original Tea Party entailed a willingness to do without some tea.)
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To: HomeAtLast

I did. Enjoy your bunker.


28 posted on 09/28/2013 8:24:05 AM PDT by DManA
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To: DManA

You may consider this a rhetorical question, then. How is what she did any different from hiring a babysitter without doing a background check?

She’s a big girl, she can run through that park wearing only glitter pasties and a feather duster, as far as I’m concerned, but she is responsible for her child’s safety. She’s only lucky, and so is her baby, that her attacker was one person and not inclined to employ a knife.

If you don’t see that, I can’t help you any further.


29 posted on 09/28/2013 8:33:21 AM PDT by HomeAtLast (The original Tea Party entailed a willingness to do without some tea.)
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To: DManA
LOL, no kidding.

Get out and wander the streets. There's no limit to the enlightening and profitable relationships you may build with random strangers. The average citizen is a refined, thoughtful, well-mannered polymath just waiting to enrich your life.

And who knows, maybe some troubled individual may enlist your help in resolving his own personal psychodrama.

Do your part, citizen, play your role in impromptu post-modern street theater.

Give me a break.

30 posted on 09/28/2013 8:37:27 AM PDT by Trailerpark Badass (There should be a whole lot more going on than throwing bleach, said one woman.)
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To: HomeAtLast

If I want help from the likes of you I’ll ask.

I hope your bunker has plenty of good ventilation. Nothing ruins bunker life like stale damp air.


31 posted on 09/28/2013 8:39:01 AM PDT by DManA
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To: mykroar

We're gonna' need a bigger pump!

32 posted on 09/28/2013 8:49:19 AM PDT by Flick Lives (The U.S. is dead to me.)
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To: UCANSEE2

this is bs. if they know enough to know they’re “sick” they can’t use it as an excuse they know they need to get treatment if they realize they’re sick. not go after someone and only if they’re fought off, offer up this crap as a legitimate reason.


33 posted on 09/28/2013 8:50:51 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: SampleMan

if she killed him the msm would crucify her for murdering a good, but sick, person. he even told her he was sick.


34 posted on 09/28/2013 8:52:02 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: freeangel

someone who’s baby stroller had a flat before...? some of them use bicycle-sized rear wheels.


35 posted on 09/28/2013 8:53:29 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

I was thinking a silenced 380, with a full clip discharged into the nuts. Then just go on like nothing happened.


36 posted on 09/28/2013 8:57:36 AM PDT by pallis
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Too bad she didn’t have a gun to blow the #ers brains across the pavement.


37 posted on 09/28/2013 9:00:23 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: mykroar

38 posted on 09/28/2013 9:01:43 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: mykroar

She said the incident left her afraid to use the path home again.

“I’m going to take a different route,” she said, adding that she also plans to pick up a canister of pepper spray.


By “pepper spray” I hope she means “hollow points.”


39 posted on 09/28/2013 9:05:51 AM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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To: Secret Agent Man
this is bs.

Of course it is. The question is, will it work in court ?

40 posted on 09/28/2013 9:20:12 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: HomeAtLast

Her attacker’s lucky she didn’t have a diver’s “Wasp Shark Knife” to use on him.


41 posted on 09/28/2013 9:21:17 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: mykroar

Idiot. Threaten a person and they may roll over and die; threaten a woman’s child (knock over stroller) and the fangs come out.


42 posted on 09/28/2013 9:38:48 AM PDT by Dawggie
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To: mykroar; puppypusher

A happier ending would have been if the attacker wound up a vegetable or dead from the blows to his head.


43 posted on 09/28/2013 9:57:50 AM PDT by lowbridge
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To: mykroar
"She said she called 911 repeatedly, but the calls kept dropping in the thickly wooded area. She finally flagged down a biker along the path, who helped her, she said."

Dont call 911. Call 1911.

They work very well in wooded areas.

44 posted on 09/28/2013 10:01:33 AM PDT by lowbridge
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To: Secret Agent Man

Do DemoRats!? Seee, we are infested with sick voting people who do not take the proper “medication”.


45 posted on 09/28/2013 10:21:44 AM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: HomeAtLast

I live in NYC. That area is one of the most dangerous in Manhattan. A person would have to be stupid/out of their mind to jog or take a baby there.


46 posted on 09/28/2013 11:15:06 AM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: kabumpo
That area is one of the most dangerous in Manhattan

Not according to this article: Safest Neighborhoods in NYC | Most Dangerous Neighborhoods in NYC. It's right in the middle.

47 posted on 09/28/2013 11:50:56 AM PDT by 2nd amendment mama ( www.2asisters.org | Self defense is a basic human right!)
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To: 2nd amendment mama

I said *in Manhattan* — the article you sent me includes all the boroughs. FYI, there are five (5) boroughs in New York City, of which Manhattan is one. Manhattan is an island.
Eliminate the hellholes in Brooklyn & The Bronx, and the river’s edge of Washington Heights shoots way up as a danger zone. For a white woman to be jogging there alone is lunacy.


48 posted on 09/28/2013 4:36:29 PM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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