Tuesday, November 26, 2013

The Giggling Slasher

The Owosso Argus-Press, November 12, 1965
In October and November of 1965 a giggling slasher menaced the area of Nankin Township near Eloise. At least seven women and two children were believed to have been accosted, molested and robbed by a blonde-haired suspect thought to be in his late 20s, though some of the attacks might have wrongly been attributed to the serial attacker. The maniacal behavior of the sexual deviant led police to believe that a mental patient from the hospital had escaped though the facility reported no missing occupants during the time period.

So panicked were the women of the area that they lined up for gun permits in droves despite the laughable police recommendation that they use hair spray to fend off any attackers. Door-to-door salesman were even urged to avoid the area to avoid being shot by nervous housewives in defense of their homes. A vigilant citizenry and FBI presence apparently ended the onslaught as I can find nothing further on the matter after November 17, 1965.

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