Queens Woman Bravely Detains Accused Child Rapist in Dramatic Citizen's Arrest

Queens Woman Bravely Detains Accused Child Rapist in Dramatic Citizen’s Arrest

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A 23-year-old woman from Queens, New York, showcased remarkable bravery when she apprehended an accused child rapist in a dramatic citizen’s arrest.

Angela Sauretti recognized Christian Geovanny Inga-Landi, an Ecuadorean immigrant, from an NYPD wanted poster. He was accused of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl in a local park.

On Tuesday, while outside the 108th Street Grocery Deli with a friend, Sauretti spotted Inga-Landi. The grocery store is just a few blocks away from the park where the alleged assault occurred.

Recalling the moment, Sauretti said, “I’m like, ‘Yo, that’s him?’ [The friend] said, ‘Yes, that’s him.’ That’s what confirmed it. And everything just spiraled from there.”

Acting swiftly, Sauretti grabbed Inga-Landi and put him in a headlock as he tried to flee.

During the confrontation, she reportedly told him, “You did that to a woman, and a woman got back and did this to you.” Inga-Landi’s pleas for an explanation were met with a firm response: “There’s nothing to explain. You’re a rapist.”

The situation quickly escalated as at least 10 other people joined in to detain Inga-Landi. They assisted Sauretti by tying his legs with a belt and physically restraining him.

Isabel Caizado, another woman involved, kicked and hit Inga-Landi with a shoe. Jeffrey Flores, a local resident, described the scene: “After that, I ain’t gonna lie, everybody just started beating on him.”

Sauretti then called 911, and when the police arrived, she was heard on tape yelling, “He’s the rapist! He doesn’t care. … He’s right there! We beat his ass!”

Inga-Landi, desperate for help, repeatedly called out, but Flores recalled telling him to shut up, echoing the cries of his alleged victims.

Inga-Landi attempted to evade the crowd by hiding underneath a car, but the NYPD soon arrived and dragged him out.

The 25-year-old suspect appeared in court on Wednesday, facing a slew of charges including rape, sex abuse, robbery, menacing, unlawful imprisonment, kidnapping, endangering the welfare of a child, and possession of a weapon. If convicted, he could face 25 years to life in prison.

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz expressed gratitude towards the community for their assistance in capturing Inga-Landi.

“I am thankful that the community responded. We got the arrest within a day or two. I want to thank the NYPD. They got the word and the picture out. They got a very detailed description of the tattoo,” Katz stated.

According to the source, Katz also commended the bravery of the 13-year-old children who provided crucial identification details, which played a significant role in the swift capture of Inga-Landi.

“It is amazing then from what they went through, their identification, their you know, their memory of the tattoo, the braces, all which was right on point, which is a remarkable thing for two 13-year-olds to remember,” she added.

Katz highlighted the importance of community involvement and the successful manhunt that followed the children’s descriptions.

Inga-Landi’s arraignment marked a significant step in the case, with Katz thanking individuals who made phone calls, provided tips, and ensured that Inga-Landi was found in a timely manner.

The swift justice was a testament to the collective effort of the community and law enforcement.

The incident underscored the power of community vigilance and the impact of ordinary citizens taking action to ensure safety in their neighborhoods.

Angela Sauretti’s courage and quick thinking not only led to the apprehension of a dangerous suspect but also demonstrated the crucial role of public participation in law enforcement.

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