Monday, 16 May 2011

A Real Man Fights Back

MILWAUKIE, Ore. -- A Milwaukie teen says a sex offender tried to grab her while she was walking home Thursday evening near the McLoughlin Plaza.

Police cited Douglas Quinn and are charging him with harassment. Quinn, a registered sex offender, was booked into jail on a drug warrant.

Shelby Harrington, 13, says Quinn came up asking for her name and then tried to grab her by the shoulder.

She was able to get away and use her cell phone to call her dad. That’s when the two started driving around the area looking for the suspect on their own. A few blocks away, they spotted him.

“I didn’t know what to think. (Was) he was going to have a car come around the corner or what? My first instinct was just to run and call my dad,” Harrington says.

“I grabbed him, body slammed him and put him in a nice headlock and waited till the deputies showed up,” says the teen’s dad, Brett Harrington.

The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office says that based on the information they had, they were only able to cite Quinn for harassment.

The Harringtons are hoping Quinn will face more serious charges

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