A naked man tried to grab a teen girl near a Philadelphia school and then screamed, 'I'm a pedophile,' and 'kill me,' after he was thwarted by two Good Samaritans and a security guard, according to a witness.
Police say the incident occurred around 3:25 p.m. Tuesday on the 5900 block of Malvern Avenue near the Science Leadership Academy at Beeber. The suspect, a man in his 30s, tried to lure a 14-year-old girl who was outside, according to investigators.
Donta Fennell told NBC10 he was on the bus heading home from work when a group of kids on board noticed the suspect grabbing the girl.
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"They were saying, 'Stop that guy! Stop that guy!' So I told the bus driver to let me off the bus," Fennell said.
Fennell said he and another man grabbed the suspect and helped detain him.
"He was nude! He was butt naked! Stuff everywhere," Fennell said. "He just looked like he was on something. Some kind of drug or medication. He needs help. I don't know. But he was around here messing with these kids."
A nearby security guard then placed the suspect in handcuffs, according to Fennell. Fennell said the suspect began screaming as he was being handcuffed.
"He screamed out, 'I'm a pedophile! I'm a rapist! I don't care about life! I don't care about anything! Kill Me! I don't care about nothing,'" Fennell said.
Responding police officers then placed the suspect in custody. The teen girl was not hurt during the incident.
"She ran maybe like 20 feet and she stopped," Fennell said. "When she stopped I made sure that she was okay."
Police have not yet released the suspect's identity.