February, 1946, Texarkana: the Phantom Killer

“One of the things we kept doing long after the killings ended was to patrol the country roads where youngsters continued to go parking, despite all the warnings we’d been giving. One night, around midnight, I was driving down this dirt road and came up on a couple. I walked up to their car and tapped on the window and said, ‘Don’t you kids know that you could get yourselves killed being out here this time of night?’ This young girl just smiled at me and replied, ‘Don’t you know you could have gotten yourself killed?’ And with that she raised this big ol’ pistol to the car window.” “

Posted February 2, 2001

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