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Police have admitted said a neighbour made an emergency call in 2006 to say that her captor was a 'psychotic' with a sex addiction and had children living in tents in his back garden in Antioch, California.
Officers went to the house but did not ask to see the garden. Instead they told Garrido, who had served a jail sentence for kidnap and rape, that local housing rules meant children could not camp out there.
Her secret prison was a 10ft by 10ft shed, with a door that could only be opened from the outside, another shed and two tents.
Garrido was a registered sex offender after ser
Garrido was 25 and working as a musician in Reno when he abducted the 25-year-old victim, who was a casino worker. A November 1976 account of the crime in the Nevada State Journal told of Garrido knocking on the window of the victim's car, claiming his own vehicle was disabled. He asked for a ride.
They had only driven a short distance when the woman said Garrido grabbed her. He slapped on handcuffs and taped her mouth. They drove to Reno and the storage unit where Garrido assaulted her.
It appeared to investigating officers that Garrido had turned the unit into a residence, even though his address was elsewhere in the city. Detectives found a regular 70s-era sexual predator's bachelor pad - rugs on the floors and walls, porno mags, a projector, "marital aids," wine, hot water and oddly, a spotlight.
Chillingly, another woman in the area reported after Garrido's arrest that he had tried to kidnap her before he succeeded with the casino worker.
How many other nutcases like this are out there being ignored by the police.
Originally posted by poet1b
reply to post by St Vaast
The problem isn't a lack of police, or checks, the problem is lack of competent police and federal agents. They all look like geniuses on night time TV shows, but in the news, they come like the Keystone cops.
Come on, some young girl is grabbed in broad daylight in a very bold manner.
Hmm, let's check the rap sheets. Well, we have this guy paroled a few years ago who grabbed a woman in her car, and held her captive not too far from here. Apparently he is now living on this large fenced in property. Maybe we should pay him a visit.
How did this not happen?