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Swinging a bat in Kaleen

By johnboy - 11 August 2011 15

Witnesses are being sought by police following an unusual incident in Kaleen last Thursday afternoon (August 4).

Around 5pm three young children were playing unsupervised in the reserve area at the end of Tyrell Circuit, Kaleen. The three children, all aged under 10, reportedly saw a man with a black dog get out of a vehicle, approach them and swing a baseball bat at them. The children then ran from the area.

A short time later the same three children returned to the reserve with a 13-year-old child. It was reported the same male chased the children but stopped after seeing the older child nearby. The man then left the area.

The man is described as being about 183cm (6’) tall, with a medium build and short dark-coloured hair. He was wearing a black business suit and was carrying a black backpack.

Police are asking any person who may have witnessed the incident or may have seen a man matching the description in the Kaleen area to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report via the Crime Stoppers website on www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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Swinging a bat in Kaleen
GraceMaybe 7:30 pm 23 Aug 11

There is a large black dog called Shaddow that roams around Tyrell Circuit, so maybe Shaddow just followed the man, Shaddow follows me often when I am walking past, then he leaves me alone.

dvaey 10:11 am 12 Aug 11

Roadrage77 said :

Man with baseball bat scared off by a 13 year-old. Probably doesn’t bode well for his Rebels application.

Maybe the 13 year old gave the guy warning that he was from Tuggeranong? We know the 13 year olds in Tuggeranong will whoop you one if given the chance.

Im wondering what responsible parent lets their kids play like that, until they get threatened by a man with a bat, but then sends them back 5 minutes later, not with a responsible adult, but with a slightly older child to join the group?

EvanJames 3:41 pm 11 Aug 11

Kids were maybe up to something, go in trouble from someone, and maybe concocted the story as a red herring? Bit of a worry, actually.

Stevian 3:38 pm 11 Aug 11

Kaleen_Mum said :

Well I am so sorry to disappoint everyone but the vehickle in question was my vehicle and my ‘big black dog’ happens to be a small brown dog marginally bigger than a cat!

I happen to be a single mum with two little girls who was in the street at the time collecting my 11 yr old daughter from another mum.

I can assure you that I am female, I was NOT wearing a black suit, I did NOT attempt to abduct any child and I do NOT own a baseball bat!

And I HAVE seen the image of the alledged vehicle on footage and can assure you it IS my car!

Looks like these delightful children, whom I saw playing at the end of the street have wonderful imaginations that have just cost the taxpayers dearly in unnecessary police investigation.

Well done!

Now you’ve gone an spoiled it. I was looking forward to a full blown UL, a cross between Spring Heeled Jack and Purple Acky.

Kaleen_Mum 3:31 pm 11 Aug 11

Well I am so sorry to disappoint everyone but the vehickle in question was my vehicle and my ‘big black dog’ happens to be a small brown dog marginally bigger than a cat!

I happen to be a single mum with two little girls who was in the street at the time collecting my 11 yr old daughter from another mum.

I can assure you that I am female, I was NOT wearing a black suit, I did NOT attempt to abduct any child and I do NOT own a baseball bat!

And I HAVE seen the image of the alledged vehicle on footage and can assure you it IS my car!

Looks like these delightful children, whom I saw playing at the end of the street have wonderful imaginations that have just cost the taxpayers dearly in unnecessary police investigation.

Well done!

Ben_Dover 3:17 pm 11 Aug 11

Batman returns!

I’ll get me coat…”

Me no fry 2:30 pm 11 Aug 11

Hang on. Balaclava – dog – baseball bat – man dressed in black…. Does Peter Reith know anything about this?

00davist 2:26 pm 11 Aug 11

Postalgeek said :

Aww sweet kids, thinking a gimp mask is a balaclava. That’s the third time Kevin has broken out of his cage this week. Apologies to everyone and we promise to use stronger manacles in future. We should probably take him to the gimp park more often but we just don’t get the time atm…

It is hard to find the time…

Postalgeek 1:51 pm 11 Aug 11

Aww sweet kids, thinking a gimp mask is a balaclava. That’s the third time Kevin has broken out of his cage this week. Apologies to everyone and we promise to use stronger manacles in future. We should probably take him to the gimp park more often but we just don’t get the time atm…

Thumper 1:22 pm 11 Aug 11

I’m of the opinion that he was probably the devil and the large dog was one of those famed devil dogs found in England, somewhat like the Hound of the Baskervilles.

of course, I could be wrong.

EvanJames 1:07 pm 11 Aug 11

Roadrage77 said :

Man with baseball bat scared off by a 13 year-old. Probably doesn’t bode well for his Rebels application.

I dunno… he was doing OK until the 13 year old turned up, he might have done enough.

Funny how the person sending the email above assumed he was trying to take the children… reads more to me like someone not enthused with having kids playing or doing whatever it was they were doing nearby.

Or perhaps he needed something to feed his very large black dog.

Stevian 12:54 pm 11 Aug 11

hjholden said :

just received an email about this:

[i]—–Original Message—–
From: XXXXXX
Sent: Wednesday, 10 August 2011 08:41
To: XXXXXX
Subject: Child Abduction Warning – Kaleen

Dear Parents and Guardians

We would like to bring to your attention the information below provided to the College by a concerned parent.

Thanks,
XXXXXX

“URGENT ATTENTION

This week my children were subject to an attempted abduction in Kaleen.

At 5.01 Thursday 4th August – A medium height, large build man, chased the children across the Kaleen reserve at the end of Tyrrell Cct, Kaleen. He was wearing a balaclava and carrying a baseball bat – which he swung at the children. He was accompanied by a very large black dog.

He came back a second time at 5.05 and tried to grab my six year old.

PLEASE FORWARD THIS TO ANYONE YOU KNOW THAT LIVES ON THE NORTHSIDE.

We have the car on camera footage – see attached. It is likely to be a Nissan Pajero or similar make – see below.

THE DISTINTIVE THING TO LOOK FOR IS HE DRIVES AROUND WITH A VERY BIG BLACK DOG IN THE PASSENGER SEAT.

Thanks for your help and please warn other parents.”
[/i]

Names deleted by me.
It was forwarded to me from a relative, dont know any more about it i’m afraid.

Smells like a UL in the making

I’d lay odds the man in question doesn’t exist.

hjholden 12:41 pm 11 Aug 11

just received an email about this:

[i]—–Original Message—–
From: XXXXXX
Sent: Wednesday, 10 August 2011 08:41
To: XXXXXX
Subject: Child Abduction Warning – Kaleen

Dear Parents and Guardians

We would like to bring to your attention the information below provided to the College by a concerned parent.

Thanks,
XXXXXX

“URGENT ATTENTION

This week my children were subject to an attempted abduction in Kaleen.

At 5.01 Thursday 4th August – A medium height, large build man, chased the children across the Kaleen reserve at the end of Tyrrell Cct, Kaleen. He was wearing a balaclava and carrying a baseball bat – which he swung at the children. He was accompanied by a very large black dog.

He came back a second time at 5.05 and tried to grab my six year old.

PLEASE FORWARD THIS TO ANYONE YOU KNOW THAT LIVES ON THE NORTHSIDE.

We have the car on camera footage – see attached. It is likely to be a Nissan Pajero or similar make – see below.

THE DISTINTIVE THING TO LOOK FOR IS HE DRIVES AROUND WITH A VERY BIG BLACK DOG IN THE PASSENGER SEAT.

Thanks for your help and please warn other parents.”
[/i]

Names deleted by me.
It was forwarded to me from a relative, dont know any more about it i’m afraid.

Danman 11:53 am 11 Aug 11

Swap that back pack for a briefcase and you got the ‘makins for a great Michael Douglas movie

Roadrage77 11:28 am 11 Aug 11

Man with baseball bat scared off by a 13 year-old. Probably doesn’t bode well for his Rebels application.

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