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Turns out some of our harmless campus crazies are not so harmless after all. Earlier this week, the suspect in an 18-year-old kidnapping case showed up on campus, trying to leaflet about “Schizophenia and God’s Will.”

The man, Phillip Garrido, was stopped and questioned by police, who found that he was a parolee and decided to look into the matter further. And around then was when the plot thickened.

In 1991, 11-year-old Jaycee Dugard was kidnapped from her home in South Lake Tahoe and has been allegedly held captive in a backyard compound at Garrido’s Antioch home for the past 18 years. When police officers found Garrido on campus, he was accompanied by two young girls, aged 11 and 15 years. Police now believe these children to be Dugard’s, fathered by Garrido.

Dugard and her two daughters are reported to be in good health. Garrido was arrested, and he and his wife were charged with a total of 29 felony counts this afternoon.

Be careful out there.

Image Source: Raymond Yee under Creative Commons
UCPD Suspicions Lead to Arrest of Alleged Kidnapper [Daily Cal]
Jaycee Dugard suspect and daughters aroused suspicion at UC Berkeley that led to arrest [Mercury News]
Girl grew up locked away in backyard sheds [CNN]
Dugard kidnap suspects: 18 years, 29 changes — 2 not guilty pleas [Mercury News]



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