Friday, October 26, 2012

Hannibal Lecter, NYPD

A whole mess 'o' folks sent me this story, some looking for commentary, some just saying WTF.

Feds: Police officer's ghoulish plot no fantasy
NEW YORK — It's a ghoulish tale to rival Hannibal Lecter: A police officer using a law enforcement database creates a list of scores of women he plots to abduct, kill and — in ways he describes in sickening detail — eat.
The federal charges against Gilberto Valle are real. But was his alleged appetite for cannibalism more than fantasy?
I've read some of the stories coming out of this. Either this dude is a serious wack-job, and should be locked away for a good long time, or he's one hell of an actor, bucking for a sweet disability pension based on mental disability. At first glance, it sure looks like this guy was a Grade A nutjob, going online to research kidnap methods and talking to folks online about what to do.

But on the other hand, he's also been caught pining for retirement - after having been on the job a whopping 6 years. He's in his 20s, yet is already complaining about the workload, counting down his time to his pension, and otherwise sounding like someone who might game the system. I certainly hope that while they're searching his computer to find out what he was looking for regarding kidnapping that they also look for searches on "disability retirement" and such - my suspicion is that this is a fraud case more than a kidnapping one.

If he's for real, lock him up and send Jodi Foster to talk with him every 20 years...

That is all.

8 comments:

Old NFO said...

disability, but I'd STILL lock his ass up...

Anonymous said...

Police found four cases of fava beans and 55 gallons of Chianti in his home.

Gerry

Bubblehead Les. said...

Of course, if he does get sent to the Hoosegow, it would be an interesting Science Experiment to see if he carries the Zombie Virus. I have this theory that all Cannibals are just Zeds waiting to kick off. But it shouldn't take too long to find out, especially when Bubba and the Boys get hold of him.

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

Dangit, this was my tomorrow post from the BLNN

Geodkyt said...

Not sure how he's gonna be able to turn this into a disability retirement, unless he argues he was bit by a Zed on the job. . .

ZerCool said...

Hey, I was counting down to retirement and griping about workload while in my 20s. I still do it in my 30s. It's just another way to make the days go by...

Glenn B said...

"Either this dude is a serious whack-job, and should be locked away for a good long time, or he's one hell of an actor, bucking for a sweet disability pension based on mental disability."

Have you thought of the other possibility, that he is innocent. I say that not because of any solidarity with law enforcement officer (especially not with NYPD cops) but because, as I heard, his wife called authorities to say that he had lots of weird stuff on his computer - after she had supposedly fled in fear of him to go out west.

I wonder about that very much. Could it be that she did all of that on his computer and that she kept in touch with others making believe to be him all the while saying that she (he) wanted to restrain, torture and eat women. The married man in me makes me suggest that, oh how I love married life!

I would hope though, that the police or FBI did better work than just finding stuff on his computer and that they nailed him actually being the one sending out those ultra-sadistic desires in his emails.

If all this is true, that is one friggin sick dude, a la Gilles de Rais, (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gilles_de_Rais). Sadly he is a sign of what our society is becoming because there is more and more of this being revealed as every moment of time goes by.

All the best,
Glenn B

Daniel in Brookline said...

If he's for real, lock him up and send Jodi Foster to talk with him every 20 years...

Why reward him?