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Peter Braunstein, Man who posed as a city firefighter in NYC Sex Attack Captured

Peter Braunstein, 42, wanted for questioning in Halloween night sexual attack on a woman in her Manhattan apartment posing as a city firefighter was captured Friday at the Peter_braunsteinUniversity of Memphis in Tennessee.

Police said fashion writer Peter Braunstein, 42, was spotted on the University of Memphis campus by a woman who recognized him from news reports about his fugitive status. She called campus police, who caught up with Braunstein, according to New York Police Department spokesman Paul Browne.

“He said, ‘I’m the person you’re looking for,’ and he stabbed himself three times in the neck,” Browne said.

Braunstein was hospitalized in critical condition. Seeing the acts that this man is allegedly responsible for, maybe he was just doing everyone a favor.

New York police had been hunting since early November for the freelance journalist, once a writer for Women’s Wear Daily. Police want to question Braunstein about the attack on a woman by a man who bluffed his way into her apartment after setting two small fires and pounding on her door while dressed in full fire gear.

He bound the woman and molested her for more than 13 hours, police said.

He has not been charged in the attack.

Investigators said they believe Braunstein was obsessed with the victim.

(full AP article)

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Braunstein’s Run Ends Violently In Memphis Accused sex predator Peter Braunstein’s run from the law has ended, right where AMW tipsters placed him, in Memphis, Tennessee. Police tell America’s Most Wanted that a woman spotted Braunstein on campus and recognized him as the notorious fugitive. That woman called campus police, who quickly approached Braunstein. When they did, they say he told them: “I’m the guy they’re looking for in New York.” At that point, police say Braunstein pulled out a knife and began stabbing himself in the neck. The former fugitive was rushed to a nearby emergency room where he was listed in critical condition.

December 16th, 2005 at 09:29pm Posted by | arrested, molestation | one comment

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  1. With the recent deaths of Olamide Adeyooye, an Indiana State University student alledgely killed by Maurice Wallace – someone who lurked near the campus and Taylor Behl, a Virginia Commonwealth student alledgely killed by Ben Fawley – another campus lurker – I am relieved that this deeply disturbed man was apprehended before he could commit another crime – with his violence escaluating his behavior could have led to another student murder. Kudos to the keen eye of that woman, AMW, and of the University of Memphis police.

    Comment by festa | December 17, 2005

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