True Story: My Dad Was Almost Richard Ramirez
On August 31st of 1985, Richard Ramirez, also known as "The Night Stalker," was taken down by an angry and terrified neighborhood that had finally had enough. On the night of August 31st, Ramirez was caught trying to pull a woman out of her car to steal it. In a report from The El Paso TImes, Ramirez's hometown, Ramirez was recognized by people, and after he was caught trying to steal a car, an angry mob ran after him. About an hour later, the mob caught up with Ramirez, and began beating him. Residents kept calling and alerting the police of Ramirez's every move, until he was eventually caught.
Rewind back to 1976. Before his two year reign of terror in California, Ramirez still lived in El Paso and attended Jefferson High School. Another person who attended Jefferson high? My mom! Which is why on this very special episode of "What the Buzz," we have specials guests: my momma, Juanita, and my sister, Mariana. My mom and sister sit down with Emily and I to discuss that one day in 1976 when Ramirez asked my mom to "go to the field" with him way before he was known as "The Night Stalker."
This new episode of "What the Buzz" is available on Spotify right now! On this episode, we also discuss the hit Netflix show "Mindhunter" which tells the story of how the Behavioral Science Unit was created and how profiling serial killers first began. On the anniversary of Richard Ramirez's capture, we thought it would be a great time to bring in my mom and tell us her side of the story. Click on the link, or click here, and don't forget to follow "What the Buzz" on Spotify so you don't miss an episode! Also, check out the crazy connection John Stamos, a.k.a. Uncle Jesse, has to The Night Stalker! Have mercy!