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Waiter Stops Drink-Spiking Date-Rape Attempt

A quick-thinking waiter switched drinks out for a woman that had her drink spiked by her date. He saw something suspicious: a pill being dropped in a woman's drink. The "pill" turns out to be a tranquilizer.

Fifty-six-year-old Robert Psaty was arrested, accused of slipping Valium into his date's drink.

Psaty's date, Nancy, who asked us not to reveal her last name, said she never thought this would happen to her. She said she trusted him, and they had been chatting for about a month over

的n his picture on-line, he had glasses on, a yellow lab sitting next to him. He looked like an all-American guy," said Nancy.

She said she and Psaty were on their first date at a Ruby Tuesday Restaurant in Colorado Springs. She made a quick trip to the salad bar and that's when it happened; "I wasn't there for more than 2-3 minutes."

That's when her waiter, Colt Haugen, claimed he saw the man drop a pill right into Nancy's drink. 的 watched him do it, plain as day," said Haugen.

Nancy took a few sips, but then the waiter took away the glass. Police said it tested positive for Diazepam, also known as Valium. "I went home and felt sick. I was probably being paranoid, but I called the hospital, went in, and they found drug Diazepam in my system."

Nancy said she's grateful that the waiter came to the rescue. "If it wasn't for him, I don't know what would have happened. God was looking after me."

Nancy said she has only one question for Psaty. "Do you feel you can't be with a woman unless you drug her?"

Nancy is more cautious now. She says she値l think twice before she goes to dinner with a stranger again.

"I'm shocked. We池e in Colorado Springs. I知 well-educated and always thought, 前h, I'll know, I can tell a creep from a normal person."

Nancy wants to warn women who date on-line to be careful.

Police believe more victims are out there. Nancy hopes her story gives them the courage to come forward.

Psaty is a counselor at Colorado Mental Health Institute in Pueblo and is now on paid administrative leave pending the investigation.

Last Updated: 9:38 AM Feb 20, 2008 (KTTV)

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Added: Feb-20-2008 
By: bellava
Tags: Waiter, saves, woman, from, spiked, drink
Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States (load item map)
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