The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil,
but because of those who look on and do nothing.

~~~ Albert Einstein

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Timothy Schlafer stays in jail

I've mentioned 18 year old Timothy Christian Schlafer before. Schalfer was arrested after police say he attempted to kidnap an 11 year old girl while she was sleeping in her home.

After a hearing, it's been determined that this little monster will be remaining in jail, at least for now, as he was ordered to be held without bond.

A few more details on the case against him:

Police said Schlafer had a large kitchen knife when he snatched the Coral Springs girl from her bed as she slept early Wednesday.

He was about to carry her outside when the girl's grandmother woke up, police said.

"Put my granddaughter down!" the woman shouted at the intruder.

He set the girl on the floor, rubbed her stomach and, leaving the knife on a staircase, ran out of the house near the 8700 block of Northwest 40th Street, police said.

The grandmother and the girl ran upstairs and the woman called 911. The girl, 11, was not hurt. She and her grandmother told police they had never seen the man before.

Moments later, officers found and arrested Schlafer at an abandoned golf course nearby. His pants were unbuttoned and partially unzipped and he had a condom in one of his pockets, according to an arrest report.

His lawyer voiced a crazy opinion that because this almost kidnapper and God knows what else 18 year old high school senior was a honor student, he deserved bond. And he even tossed the fact that Schlafer had a scholarship to Florida Atlantic University in there as an extra bit of evidence. Thankfully, the judge seen Schlafer for the danger he is, and gave this response:
"Based on the safety of the community and the safety of the child, we are placing him without bond," Seidman said.

Investigators also believe that he may have been involved in at least one other break in which happened the same night, although they are still investigating.
Police ask that anyone who has noticed any other suspicious incidents in the neighborhood or who may have additional information contact Detective Kim Eveker at 954-346-1388.