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NARRAGANSETTâ€”This past Monday, Matthew Klotz, 27, of 33 Hopkins St., Stonington Connecticut, was arraigned in Fourth District court by the Honorable Mary McCaffery. Klotz was arrested on Sunday after having allegedly attempted to abduct a 20 year-old woman who was jogging along Ocean Road.
At 4 p.m. on Friday, October 21, Klotz drove up behind the woman, exited his vehicle, and attempted to pull her back into his vehicle. The woman was able to escape and contact local authorities.
A Be On the Lookout (BOLO) was received by South Kingstown Police on October 22 at 12:46 a.m. for the Klotzâ€™s vehicle, a blue pick-up with Connecticut plates. Off-duty State Police officer John Gadrow observed Klotzâ€™s vehicle parked on the side of Route 1, just south of Congdon Drive and saw him run out of the woods back onto the road.
Gadrow commanded Klotz to stop running. Klotz got into his pick-up and drove south on Route 1 until he was pulled over on Matunuck Beach Road. Gadrow identified the man as Klotz, who told him that he was on his way home to Westerly but wanted to pick up a pumpkin in Matunuck.
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