Man charged with trying to abduct woman

Man charged with trying to abduct woman

There are 50 comments on the WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan story from Mar 16, 2009, titled Man charged with trying to abduct woman. In it, WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan reports that:

A 40-year-old man has been charged with trying to abduct a woman in Caledonia last week.

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robin knape

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

#1 Mar 16, 2009
Hey,
This sounds a lot alike an abduction in Sparta in January ???
Could this be the same man???

“The state with the other UofM.”

Since: Sep 08

Boston, MA

#2 Mar 16, 2009
I've known Konrad since he was about 8 years old. This is sad and unfortunate news.

Since: Oct 07

Cloud Nine

#3 Mar 16, 2009
robin knape wrote:
Hey,
This sounds a lot alike an abduction in Sparta in January ???
Could this be the same man???
I don't think so. They got the guy that did it in Sparta. I do believe he is currently in jail awaiting trial.

Since: Oct 07

Cloud Nine

#4 Mar 16, 2009
robin knape wrote:
Hey,
This sounds a lot alike an abduction in Sparta in January ???
Could this be the same man???
I just checked and found the story about the attempted abduction in Sparta. Here is the link.

http://www.woodtv.com/dpp/news/Man_charged_wi...
Sarah K

Holland, MI

#5 Mar 16, 2009
So he will get 3 yrs like the kung fu guy, meanwhile the other guy gets 20 yrs for pot.
bunnee

Deerfield, IL

#6 Mar 16, 2009
Police responded around 1:30 a.m. Friday

And what is a woman doing walking at 1:30am, apparently by herself???
Lori

Battle Creek, MI

#7 Mar 16, 2009
Anyone who knows him will know that he had to be in sometype of dark place. This is not typical Konrad. I'm am sorry this happened to the woman. My thoughts are with her too......and Konrad's family. This has no way to end but in sadness.
JP Pruitt

Englewood, CO

#8 Mar 16, 2009
What a creepy looking dude. I bet nobody was surprised to discover that he was a molester.
Snowgirl

Holland, MI

#9 Mar 16, 2009
Did he know the victim prior? That may change the whole story! Just curios?

Since: Nov 08

Grand Rapids, Michigan

#10 Mar 16, 2009
Thank God she got away from him. He had a gun, you know what he was up to. What a sick and sad man.

Since: Mar 08

Jenison

#12 Mar 16, 2009
bunnee wrote:
Police responded around 1:30 a.m. Friday
And what is a woman doing walking at 1:30am, apparently by herself???
Try leaving work?! The bars close around that time so it makes sense that she out there trying to get to her car.

And for the poster that asked if she knew him previously, read the article! It said he was a regular, and was trying to ask her out.

Obviously Konrad has some pretty serious problems. Hopefully he'll get the help he needs to deal with his demons now that he's been arrested.

And I'm glad the victim was smart enough to know what to do...along with other people who were at the bar.
friendofTheFamil y

Caledonia, MI

#13 Mar 16, 2009
Let him burn in hell!! This woman is a great person and EVERYONE that knows her loves her. He was going to kill her. He is psycho. There is NO excuse for this behavior. She was just doing her job, he was just obsessed. Get a grip people, this guy doesn't deserve to see the light of day, especially if his parents say they were even afraid of him at times. I'm sure he will have lots of "girlfriends" where he is at. Good riddens!!! We now have one less FREAK on the streets!!
Station Agent

United States

#14 Mar 16, 2009
What is a Michigan Concealed Pistol Permit for?

This is your answer.

The victim in this case was lucky to get away with her life. We have an "off his medication" mentally disturbed CONVICTED FELON in illegal possession of a sawed-off illegal firearm quite literally hunting for and stalking this young woman here in Caledonia. I wouldn't be too surprised to find that this loser has other victims that may not yet have been identified.

Had things gone a little differently, this could have had a much less positive outcome...With the victim possibly winding up dead. Even in Caledonia, law abiding citizens need to be prepared to defend their lives from deadly individuals with murderous intent that should not be on our streets.
concernedcitizen

Caledonia, MI

#15 Mar 16, 2009
Oh yes, and just an after-thought: How does someone that has a felony drug charge in 1997 get a job at the AIRPORT? I was under the impression that in order to work in ANY part of the Kent County Airport that you MUST be completely free and clear of any wrongdoing what-so-ever???? Doesn't make me want to jump on a plane anytime soon~
idunno

Bloomfield Hills, MI

#16 Mar 16, 2009
Station Agent wrote:
What is a Michigan Concealed Pistol Permit for?
This is your answer.
The victim in this case was lucky to get away with her life. We have an "off his medication" mentally disturbed CONVICTED FELON in illegal possession of a sawed-off illegal firearm quite literally hunting for and stalking this young woman here in Caledonia. I wouldn't be too surprised to find that this loser has other victims that may not yet have been identified.
Had things gone a little differently, this could have had a much less positive outcome...With the victim possibly winding up dead. Even in Caledonia, law abiding citizens need to be prepared to defend their lives from deadly individuals with murderous intent that should not be on our streets.
aagh YOU'L get YOUR GUN TOOK like he did..
or DROP IT IN THE SEWER..........
hometown_gal

Caledonia, MI

#17 Mar 16, 2009
I have known the "victim" nearly all of my life. This is a small town. I also have met the "accused". All I can say is that I am relieved that this individual was not successful and that he will not be able to hurt her, or anyone else for a very, very long time~ hopefully NEVER! This type of thing makes you definitely look twice at the people around you in your everyday life. My heart goes out to you (victim) and your family. We love you very much and are relieved that you are safe and this should be over soon. I will be watching out my window to be sure that my children are safe, as well as anybody else's children that may be out and about. I am sorry for the family of this perp, but from the sound of things, it seems everyone will be much safer. God Bless~
Gadfly13

Grand Rapids, MI

#18 Mar 16, 2009
Blowfly wrote:
See how the temporal lobes on the sides of his head are atypically more pronounced? This in indicative of an individual with a buildup of sexual agression. Often times, but not necessarily, including mild to moderate retardation. The BTK Killer, Gacy, and Ted Bundy each exhibited this trait.
If this woman hadn't escaped, she most certainly would have been raped, sodomized, and then brutally murdered.
Just wondering - how did you see his temporal lobes? Did you see a CAT Scan of his brain? Perhaps you're referring to the viewable shape of his head, which the pronounced areas you're referring to appear to be a result of larger than average temporalis muscles. This could be the result of many different factors, including chewing gum or chewing difficult to chew foods. They're just larger than average muscles, which are enhanced by his shaved head. Even so, they don't appear to be that far off from the average for larger white males. It's a dangerous game to jump directly to an assumption that the shape of his cranium and the muscles on the outside of it indicate anything about the personality of the person.
Please note, I'm not saying there is nothing wrong with this individual - there clearly is. I'm just saying you can't really rely on the observation you've stated as an indicator of a person's intentions or disposition.
cynical

United States

#19 Mar 16, 2009
Gadfly13 wrote:
<quoted text>
Just wondering - how did you see his temporal lobes? Did you see a CAT Scan of his brain? Perhaps you're referring to the viewable shape of his head, which the pronounced areas you're referring to appear to be a result of larger than average temporalis muscles. This could be the result of many different factors, including chewing gum or chewing difficult to chew foods. They're just larger than average muscles, which are enhanced by his shaved head. Even so, they don't appear to be that far off from the average for larger white males. It's a dangerous game to jump directly to an assumption that the shape of his cranium and the muscles on the outside of it indicate anything about the personality of the person.
Please note, I'm not saying there is nothing wrong with this individual - there clearly is. I'm just saying you can't really rely on the observation you've stated as an indicator of a person's intentions or disposition.
STOP IT!! Stop making sense. That's unacceptable around here.
Chicago Rob

Chicago, IL

#20 Mar 16, 2009
Isnt this guy a little old to be living with his parents
johnny 5

Southfield, MI

#21 Mar 16, 2009
Station Agent wrote:
What is a Michigan Concealed Pistol Permit for?
This is your answer.
The victim in this case was lucky to get away with her life. We have an "off his medication" mentally disturbed CONVICTED FELON in illegal possession of a sawed-off illegal firearm quite literally hunting for and stalking this young woman here in Caledonia. I wouldn't be too surprised to find that this loser has other victims that may not yet have been identified.
Had things gone a little differently, this could have had a much less positive outcome...With the victim possibly winding up dead. Even in Caledonia, law abiding citizens need to be prepared to defend their lives from deadly individuals with murderous intent that should not be on our streets.
Maybe they are even under your bed or in the closet. Sleep tight,my pretty.

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