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Boro dad who stopped rape gets daughter free party

Bryan Teichman was given a free birthday party for his 2-year-old daughter at Dabby's Party World as thanks from the owner for stopping an attempted rape in Whitestone. Photo by Howard Koplowitz
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A Whitestone civic leader who owns a party place on Clintonville Street rewarded a U.S. Marine veteran who thwarted a rape near the Cross Island Parkway in August by hosting his daughter’s second birthday celebration for free.

Bryan Teichman, a 31-year-old ex-Marine and Fresh Meadows resident, was in the living room of his daughter’s baby-sitter’s home when he heard a commotion in the woods by the Cross Island Parkway service road near 148th Street and chased away a man who was about to rape a woman in the brush.

Teichman’s heroism led to the arrest two days later of Kenneth King, of 42-32 201st St. in Bayside.

“The guy was on top of her in the woods,” Teichman recalled during his daughter’s birthday party at Dabby’s Party World in Whitestone, saying he acted on instinct.

“That’s just how it works, I just did it,” Teichman said.

His encounter with the suspect led police to the arrest.

“I’m more proud of everything after [the chase], giving a description and picking him out of a lineup,” Teichman said.

Devon O’Connor, owner of Dabby’s and president of the civic group Welcome to Whitestone, said he wanted to commend Teichman after hearing about how he prevented the rape.

“You don’t really hear about anything happening like that in Whitestone,” O’Connor said of the attempted attack. “We just wanted to say, ‘Thank you’ to Bryan and his family for what he did.”

Welcome to Whitestone also gave Teichman its Whitestone Community Excellence Award.

“With our civic group, its main goal is neighbors helping neighbors and that’s exactly what happened that day,” O’Connor said. “Bryan saved a life and we’re throwing a party for his little daughter. They’re a great family, so you try not to think about what could’ve happened that day.

“He didn’t have to get involved, but he saw somebody struggling and in trouble and he took it upon himself to do what he could,” O’Connor said.

Teichman thanked O’Connor for the gesture.

“We’re very appreciative,” he said.

Reach reporter Howard Koplowitz by e-mail at hkoplowitz@cnglocal.com or by phone at 718-260-4573.

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Alfredo from Whitestone says:
Devon Michael O'Connor you are unbelievable!. You are the type of leader this community has been longing for. I have lived in this area all my life and I have not once seen one single person, politician or civic group involved with more feel good projects. You too are a hero!
Nov. 6, 2011, 4:27 pm
Devon from Dan Ville says:
Why yes I am! I too have lived here my whole ENTIRE life and have not seen anyone do all of the things I have done for the community. I am a true hero and am glad you finally ackowledge my greatness.
Nov. 16, 2011, 7:36 pm
Alfredo from Whitestone from Whitestone says:
Devon from Dan Ville, I admire your supreme self confidence and your stated dedication to community. I too live with delusions of granger however at times reality sets in and we must give credit were credit is deserved. In this case it is a local hero and the civic president of Whitestone, Queens
Dec. 7, 2011, 9:11 am
Carmine says:
Alfredo wanted to have a party for Bryan Teichman. Why didn't welcome to whitestone invite Alfredo and me to the party, maybe you think we would have done a better job or just trying to keep us out of the loop.
Feb. 13, 2012, 6:22 pm
deb says:
It is embarrassing to read all the jealousy and negativity coming from alfredo and carmine of the malba gardens civic assoc. are you both for real?
Feb. 20, 2012, 12:32 pm
chris from whitestone says:
now that a man went to jail for 9 months and was innocent how does dabbys party world feel for throwing a party and how does the community civic association feel on jumping the gun like usaul and giving awards out and last but not least the famouse 111 pct who has to be the most corupt in the city more lawsuits in one pct than all pct combined.....and thank you big bad brian teichman for show us your face so when i see you i van spit in your face ....you daughter will find out about your lies and 5 min of fame and be disgusted in you forever ...........
Aug. 3, 2013, 1:06 pm

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