James Ransone kicks rapist ass

April 5th, 2006 // 118 Comments

james-ransone-stop-rapist.jpgJames Ransone stopped a rapist Monday night when he heard muffled cries for help and quickly rushed out of his apartment to find a man assaulting his neighbor with his penis hanging out. Dressed in pajamas and armed with a metal bar, James scared the guy off, eventually chasing him down and beating him a few times.

“There was something in her voice,” he relates. So he grabbed a broomstick which he later dropped for a metal bar, called 911 and ran downstairs “in my pajama bottoms – no shoes, no socks and no shirt,” Ransone says.

He got to the vestibule in the nick of time. “There was this Hispanic guy in a blue sweatshirt choking my neighbor and pulling his [sex organ] out,” he told Page Six’s Lisa Marsh. “I pictured my mom, my girlfriend and every girl I’ve ever loved and thought, ‘Vengeance is mine.’ ”

“I looked north and south and saw him running,” Ransone recalls. As he ran after the attacker, he passed a friend walking his dog and called for him to join in the chase. “I screamed, ‘Follow me! This girl almost got raped!’ ”

Ransone caught up with the assailant as he entered a building on Allen Street. He broke a glass door to get at the perp and then cracked him on the back with the metal bar.

“I said, ‘You rapist piece of [bleep]‘ and heard a crack when I hit his shoulder blade,” Ransone says. “He mimed taking out a gun and said, ‘Do you want to go to jail?’ – and made a bee-line for the door.

“I cried, ‘I’m not done with you yet’ and kept swinging,” Ransone says. Then the cops arrived and the attacker disappeared into the building. An arrest is expected soon.

It’s stories like this that remind me not all celebrities live in their own fantasy world. For every Britney Spears and Sharon Stone, there’s a James Ransone who chases down criminals and excessively beats them with metal bars.



  1. oshkoshb-goshdammgosh

    Olichka, I was making fun of what someone else said (#12), not James Ransone, not rape… damn. Maybe you and Katie should both lay off the VAULT SODA, despite its compelling, provactive taste.
    By the way, I save people from violent crime every day, just because I don’t have a publicist to tell you about it… give me your phone number – I’m going to go buy me a publicist and have them call you whenever I do something heroic.

  2. kazanski13

    This guy isnt real this is scott stapp a month into his herroin addiction trying to revive his carreer.

  3. oshkoshb-goshdammgosh

    P.S. Your art is neat.

  4. Thanks girl (#53)

    Maybe Katie and I should lay off the VAULT, but I think that there are just certain things that deserve our respect, period. For example a funeral, no one would be cracking jokes at someones funeral. To me a hero is a hero, no matter what kind of package he comes in. I also think it’s important to commend the heroes, they have to know they are valued in our lame-ass society.

  5. katie

    ok osh kosh i see. in fact, i was surprised at your comment bc it was so, not osh kosh like.

    rape still isnt funny

    but yes, back to celeb bashing

  6. Good for him!! But I gotta ask, who is he?

  7. Chris'sMom

    oshkoshb-goshdammgosh…I commend you. Seriously.
    To Katie, and everyone else who is too serious all the time, I don’t think any of us are trying to make it sound like this guy is a loser for saving this woman from getting raped. There is nothing wrong in finding humor in things. We are all entitled to our own opinion, whatever it may be, just as you are. So just because someone makes a joke about rapists, war, abortion, and other very serious matters, doesn’t automatically mean that person thinks these things are okay. Don’t jump to conclusions…just let people say what they want, if you don’t like it brush it off. Don’t be the all mighty censor for us.

  8. katie


    i wasnt even aware selma blair had boobs that you could see without a microscope

  9. oshkoshb-goshdammgosh

    Uhh, I wish written saracasm was more understandable… maybe if I talked about how I just threw up in my mouth a little bit you people would fucking get it.

  10. Celetina

    It seems he stopped what could have been a rape and/or murder, and for that he should be commended. But seriously, who talks like that? ” “There was this Hispanic guy in a blue sweatshirt choking my neighbor and pulling his [sex organ] out,” he told Page Six’s Lisa Marsh. “I pictured my mom, my girlfriend and every girl I’ve ever loved and thought, ‘Vengeance is mine.’ ”

    No, I’m sorry. In the real world, you think “Holy fucking shit, there’s a Rape In Progress goin’ on here”, and either you make some popcorn and grab a seat by the window or call the cops.

    What he did was good, but I highly doubt it was this theatric and well choreographed. He broke through a glass door? Shouldn’t he be in the hospital with serious injuries? He’s painting himself as some kind of urban vigilante, stopping nefarious foes and rescuing damsels in distress. Look, Ramowhatever (he might start calling himself “Rambo”, or “The Pajamaed Protector”). You did a good deed, but don’t get dramatic about it. The focus should be on the victim and the assailant, not you.

  11. Olichka

    Celestina #60, shut the hell up.

  12. DonLes91

    #58 – either her bra is stuffed or the pic is morphed.

  13. DonLes91

    I agree with Oshkosh – Vault KICKS ASS!

  14. Evangelia

    i know what he means, though. everytime i see a hispanic guy with his sex organ hanging out, my first thought is totally, “vengeance is mine!!!!”
    and belieeeeeve me, i see a SHITLOAD of hispanic guys with their dicks hanging out.

  15. Nyt

    Yes, the poster of big knockers is behind him… you know why? that photo was taken at what looks like the premere of the movie “A Dirty Shame”… a movie he starred in. So there is a reason it was taken with that poster behind him… it’s a bit of promo.

  16. Evangelia

    p.s. what is VAULT? i’m starting to want some. good advertising campaign, oshkosh.

  17. oshkoshb-goshdammgosh

    If you drink it, your breasts will look just like Hillary Swank’s.

  18. No one is posting “Haha, that woman almost got raped.”

    I think the comedy in this story is that a Backstreet Boy whooped someone’s ass.

    And who comes to this site for seriousness?

  19. Wild Rose

    I literally ‘laughed out loud’ when I read this badass’ account of what happened. Why??? Because what he did was *SO FUCKING AWESOME*!!!!! I hope more New Yorkers keep metal pipes by their doorways to break raping sons-of-bitches’ shoulder blades in the future. James Ransone–You are so totally the man!!!!!!

  20. edb87

    Awesome. Hats off to Ransone. Whoever he is. We need more celebrities like him.

  21. Evangelia

    but wherever can i GET it? my dealer?

  22. if-its-pink-i'll-take-it

    good for him! we need more men like him around. i have no idea who he is, but he sound like a great guy.

  23. rori

    Those are some big boobs, damn.

  24. Bugman4045

    Take a deep breath…
    Rape isn’t funny? What about Elmer Fudd raping Porky Pig, now that is funny. When you start drawing lines and stating that some things are sacrosanct and can’t be joked about, you are heading down a path of fundamentalism. And yes Virginia, you can be a fundamentalist about Political Correctness.
    Or I might simply point out that this site is entitled: The Superficial.

  25. MizScarlett

    I knew there was something I liked about that nice boy who plays Christian on “One Life To Live.” Kudos, young man! Perhaps this will get you a front-burner storyline now.

  26. jugsgirl

    raping a clown could be funny

  27. #60, Yes. Stopping a crime: good. The rest: not so much.
    I dislike vigilantes and I dislike vigilantes swaggering to the media even more. Meh… someone’s seen too many Bronson films.
    And rape is as funny as murder and one’s sex is irrelevant.

  28. jugsgirl

    or funny

  29. jugsgirl

    dammit i meant, raping a clown could be funny or scary. i need to lay off the crack.

  30. This story is hardcore. Ransone officially pwns. I’m sure that after he beat this guy down, he did a 1080 off a ramp with his snowboard… and it wasn’t even snowing.

  31. Catscratch

    Re: Rape can’t be funny…

    In the immortal words of George Carlin:

    ” I can prove to you that rape is funny. Picture Porky Pig raping Elmer Fudd. See, hey why do you think they call him “Porky,” eh? I know what you’re going to say. “Elmer was asking for it. Elmer was coming on to Porky. Porky couldn’t help himself, he got a hard- on, he got horney, he lost control, he went out of his mind.” A lot of men talk like that. A lot of men think that way. They think it’s the woman’s fault. They like to blame the rape on the woman. Say, “she had it coming, she was wearing a short skirt.” These guys think women ought to go to prison for being cock teasers. Don’t seem fair to me. Don’t seem right, but you can joke about it. I believe you can joke about anything. It all depends on how you construct the joke. What the exaggeration is. What the exaggeration is. Because every joke needs one exaggeration. Every joke needs one thing to be way out of proportion.”

    Making fun of a victim is never funny, people are right about that. But it’s completely acceptable make fun of the perp or the act. Humour can be used to highlight the ‘wrongness’ of a particular event or action without being threatening. The result tends to make people think a little more.

  32. Tink

    I smell a PR Stunt~~

    It sounds too good to be true. I think it’s made up or highly exaggerated. Especially, for an up and coming actor, who is looking for press. I bet he called page six before he even caught his breath. I’m sure this story line will work it’s way in to the screen play he’ll be pushing next.

    Kudos for getting your name in the paper… guess thats how you’re going to make it.

  33. Hara

    Wow. James Ransone is Hardcore. My two bucks says the journalist who wrote this shaped the quotes a bit, but “Vengeance is mine” was definitely my favorite. In my head he said it with a baritone voice and a dangerous glint in his eye.

    “As he ran after the attacker, he passed a friend walking his dog and called for him to join in the chase. “I screamed, ‘Follow me! This girl almost got raped!’”

    This guy is so flipping awesome it’s ridiculous. He probably Is Batman. Suck on that Christian Bale!

  34. Bugman4045

    #81, thanks for reminding me where I picked up that Elmer Fudd reference. I am not surprised that it came from Carlin (the man is comic brilliance). I am not surprised I couldn’t remember who I lifted it from; The 1990s was kinda a hazy period for me.

  35. gogoboots

    Uh, who is this guy again? He deserves an award!

  36. walter3ca

    How can you “excessively beat” a rapist?

  37. imabeeatch

    Holy smokes Batman! This guy (whoever he is) is my HERO! Unlike that fuglylameasssissyloser Howard Stern.

  38. Twiggaterp

    He plays Ziggy on season 2 of “The Wire” on HBO. Which, by the way, is one of the best shows on TV.

    He’s from B-More, so I could see him being a little gritty. Baltimore people fight dirty.

  39. HughJorganthethird

    It’s like he was put on earth to showcase what a fucking pussy Howard Stern is.

    Next time he should beat the dirty spic about head though , much more effective. Staright edge to the throat also very effective when attempting to kill a rapist. Not that I’d know or anything..

    Goerge Carlin is a genius, full stop.

  40. krisdylee

    i don’t think i can get VAULT up in canad… oh shit, i let it outta the bag…

  41. monkeywithnoeyes

    who doesnt picture there mum when they see a hispanic guy with his penis out? i dunno i think its just an excuse to run after people of different race half naked holding big metal bars…and we all need an excuse to do that from time to time.

  42. boogaloo

    PLEASE! no dumbing down of the sarcasm here. katie et. al. – sit down and take a deep breath! sheesh. explaining posts…i can’t take it :s

    so where do i find the vault? i just stopped using crank and need some energy. but if its not in Canad….its probably not in Minne….

  43. oshkoshb-goshdammgosh

    I think they’re just using us in the South as a test market for it. It’s a lot like mountain dew. Drink companies do that now and then to test the popularity and effects of their products before they distribute them to the fu…. oh, shit, I gotta go. My face is melting and this time I can’t lick it up… Oh, Tupac, thank god… help me get these bees out of my hair….

  44. Vault is putrid. Every time I go to A&P I think it’s Mountain Dew in a new bottle. Yikes, the horror.

  45. Dee

    thanks # 92!! as a New Yorker I was more surprised he didnt help take part in the rape!!!

  46. krisdylee

    wait.. wait.. is that his GRANDMA in the other picture????

  47. LRonHubbaHubba

    I don’t know who this guy is, but I want to have his bad-ass baby. Howard Stern looks even more like a giant pussy after this story of heroism.

  48. Jonboy in SF

    OK, so attempted rape is horrible but assault is just fine? No, NEITHER is ok. The guy went overboard – he could have chased the Latin guy out of the building and went back to attend to the woman but he had to play the vigilante hero. The mother/sister thing was obviously thought up to make him more sympathetic…who thinks of their mother when seeing an attempted rape in progress? Come on people, this guy isn’t a hero – he’s an egotistical menace and I’ll laugh my ass off when he’s charged with assault.

  49. Ultraviolins

    #98: Chased him out of the building so he can go running down the street with his dick hanging out, and rape the next woman extra hard like because he was mad that some guy stopped his fun?


    And I’ll stick my thumbs in my ears, wave my fingers around and go, “nanny nanny poo poo, put away your woo woo” the next time I see a potential rape happening.

  50. MonkeyBrain

    Wow, this story makes him incredibly sexy to me.

    Ditto on #97, I wanna have his badass babies, TOO!

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