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Monday
Aug062012

Meet Heather Chaplin: Park Slope's Most Bad-Ass Resident of 2012

Heather Chaplin, sleeping dragon. [Original image via Jesse Newman for The New York Times]

Imagine this scenario: It's a sunny, Monday morning. You're in your apartment. A small breeze blows through the window. A bird chirps from a tree branch just outside. You're sitting at your desk, making great progress with a project for work, when suddenly you look up from your computer to see a burglar, in your apartment, putting your more prized possessions in his bag. 

What would you do? 

Run? Cry? Shit your pants?

Well, this same thing (give or take the chirping birds) happened to Park Slope resident Heather Chaplin last Monday afternoon, and she did one thing most of us would probably never think to do: she fought. 

According to the CBS news report, Chaplin got all up in in her burglar's face like she was on The Bad Girls Club or some shit. "I got him by the collar of his shirt and put him up against the wall," she told them. She didn't know if he had a gun. She had no idea if he was alone. And apparently, she didn't care. That jackasss was not getting away with her stuff. 

The robber eventually broke free and ran out of her building (located on 11th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues). Now, that would have been enough action for me. I would have ran to my phone and called the police and cried like a child. But Heather "Honey Badger" Chaplin didn't stop. She chased him out of her building and all the way to the corner of 10th Street and 5th Avenue, screaming the whole way. An off-duty police office happened to be coming out of Neergaard Pharmacy on 5th Avenue and 10th Street. He heard the commotion and grabbed the perp. 

52-year-old burglar Felix Solivan was indicted on burgulary charges on Thursday. Police said that in the past he has been busted for robbery a total of six times.

Here's the CBS News Report:

Now, we here at FIPS aren't really in the habit of giving awards out. But I think it's clear that Heather Chaplin is officially Park Slope's Most Bad-Ass Resident of 2012. Congratulations, Heather! We bow down in your honor. 

Flood Heather with praise in the comments section, won't you?

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