Aug 31, 2009

Did Sicko Phillip Garrido Follow a Google Vehicle? [Crime]

Attached are pictures of a van that tailed a vehicle shooting pictures for Google Street View. Looks like a stereotypical child rapist van, right? That's the thing: It apparently pulled out from beside the home of rapist-kidnapper Phillip Garrido.

The footage would have been taken before Garrido was caught for kidnapping an 11-year old girl, holding her captive in his back yard for 18 years and fathering two children with her. It was spotted by the commenters over at Boing Boing, and assembled by the site into a gallery of Google Street View images. Boing Boing co-founder Xeni Jardin estimates the van follows the Street View vehicle for at least six blocks.

A psycho like Garrido, who thought he could control "a set of voices" with his mind, would probably have been freaked out by a van festooned with cameras driving by his property even if he didn't have something terrible to hide, which, in any case, he clearly did. So maybe he was, as Jardin wonders, following the van in some sort of panic. Or maybe this is a neighbor's car. But either way, the images are now just a terrible reminder of how long this evil bastard was able to roam free while three humans were locked down in his yard.

(Images via Boing Boing)

1 comment:

  1. You know most of these so called “police/ parole officers” always have a chip on their shoulders, and even when they fail at their jobs they appear arrogant like saying “what are you going to do”, let’s face it, she saved herself, she was not saved by the authorities. Does anyone believe that the authorities were still investigating her disappearance? The car used in her kidnapping was in the backyard, the lazy ass cops didn’t even bother to go through the backyard when the information indicated that kids were living back there, they didn’t check local schools to see if the kids were going to school or even asked to see the kids, no report to child protective services, boy how lazy can you be and still pick up your public service check, not to mention the parole officers who failed to visit and find out where this freak was living and what he was doing. I guess she was taken in 1991, and in 1993 (only two years later) after violating probation he spent for 4 months in federal prison (California have yet to release any details of that violation or explain why he was again released into the community). Nevada officials said they were never notified of Garrido's parole violation, which would have allowed the state to revoke his parole. Had California parole inspected his home in 1993, we would not be here now asking questions, we would be saying our system works, now I am not sure of anything. Because now I wonder how many more of these freaks are in our country doing the same thing under the noses of our so called authorities.

    Yes, I agree he should have served all the time for his first offense, but don’t let our authorities off the hook. I can only say if you have a neighbor that fits this profile, call and call again to try to ensure that this does not happen again. Simply amazing.