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This Latino Serial Killer Took Fashion Photos Of His Victims And It’s Creepy AF

Serial killers are some of the most terrifying yet intriguing figures. They should never be idolized, admired, nor romanticized because they do represent the worst of society. This article is about the lesser known, yet just as deplorable, serial killer Rodrigo “Rodney” Jacques Alcala, also known as The Dating Game Killer.

This is Rodrigo “Rodney” Jacques Alcala, once a contestant on “The Dating Game.”

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He appeared on the popular game show on Sept. 13, 1978, as Bachelor No. 1. The host of the show introduced him as a successful photographer who enjoyed skydiving.

What viewers (and show producers) didn’t know was that the dashing young man with long, flowing hair had a very dark past.

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^^ That was his response when asked his favorite time of day. Like, it could be romantic but listening to a serial killer give this answer is just terrifying.

That response might sound flirty, but everything changes when you learn he’s a convicted serial killer.

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Alcala terrorized southern California in the ’60s and ’70s during his murderous rampage targeting young women.

When Alcala was on the show — he actually won a date with the bachelorette — he had already served time for a despicable crime.

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Ten years before being a contestant on “The Dating Game,” Alcala was tried, convicted and spent time (34 months to be exact) in prison for the rape and beating of an 8-year-old girl. The girl survived the attack.

But, it doesn’t end there. In the ’70s, Alcala went on a killing spree.

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Between 1971 and 1979, Alcala killed several people with victims discovered in New York, Seattle and Los Angeles. Alcala was killing people before and after being on “The Dating Game.”

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Alcala would pose a photographer looking for models to lure victims.

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Alcala had countless photos of young women, several underage, that he collected during his years of killing. He would pose a photographer looking for models and would photograph the women in public places in an attempt to gain their trust.

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His victims varied in age, with the youngest being 12 and the oldest being 31.

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His preferred method of killing was to either strangle or bludgeon his victims to death. All were sexually assaulted.

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Alcala had a particularly sickening method of torture involving strangling the victims and resuscitating them and torturing them.

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Many of his victims would be choked until they lost consciousness. Then, he would resuscitate them and begin to sexually assault and beat them.

The gruesome death of 12-year-old Robin Samsoe was the death that led to a manhunt for Alcala.

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Samsoe was riding her bike to a ballet class in Huntington Beach when she was abducted. Her decomposed body was found days later at the Angeles National Forest. In 2014, Samsoe was honored with a plaque in Huntington Beach.

In 1980, Alcala was convicted for the murder of his youngest victim, Robin Samsoe, and was sentenced to death by a judge.

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But a series of appeals led to his death sentence being overturned, twice, on technicalities.

In the early 2000s, Alcala, who had avoided the death penalty twice, was charged with four additional murders.

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A new trial would start with Acala charged for five murders (including the murder of Robin Samsoe). “If there is a hell, I hope Rodney Alcala burns eternally,” one of Alcala’s victim’s sister told the court, according to CNN. “I wish he would experience the terror that he put his victims through.”

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In 2003, DNA testing linked Alcala to the murder of four women in Los Angeles.

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The total number of victims that Alcala was accused of murdering was at seven, including Samsoe, when the trial happened in the early 2000s. Alcala was accused of murdering two women in New York: Cornelia Crilley and Ellen Hover. He was also accused of murdering four women in Los Angeles: Georgia Wixtead, Jill Barcomb, Christina Thornton, and Charlotte Lamb.

Finally, Alcala was convicted of seven murders and received the death penalty.

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Alcala was then sent to San Quentin before also being convicted in the deaths of two New York women.

Decades after the show, during the trial, one of the contestants on stage with Alcala in 1978 broke his silence about the day he met this killer.

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“Oh yeah, I remember it quite clearly,” Jed Mills, a fellow contestant who sat next to Alcala in 1978, told CNN. “He was creepy. Definitely creepy.”

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Watch Alcala’s creepy appearance on “The Dating Game” below:

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Alcala is still on death row at the San Quentin State Prison in California.


READ: The Terrifying Real-Life Story of the Mexican Serial Killer Called ‘La Mataviejitas’

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Another Street Vendor Was Brutally Attacked In LA And His Tearful Plea For Help Will Make You Cry Too

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Another Street Vendor Was Brutally Attacked In LA And His Tearful Plea For Help Will Make You Cry Too

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Arcadio Bernardino, 66, has learned a living as a street vendor selling raspados for 10 years. This week he was brutally attacked in Los Angeles.

The attackers beat and kicked him until he lost a tooth and was left unconcious – in broad daylight. In a heartbreaking video, through tears, he’s begging the community for help in finding those who did this to him.

A 66-year-old man who sells raspados was brutally attacked and robbed of his $80 and he’s asking for your help.

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The brutal attacked happened near USC – just outside Downtown Los Angeles.

According to NBC LA, he was making his rounds when he was approached by two men at 3:30 p.m. He said one held him from behind while another grabbed his money bag. He was struck in the face, head, and body.

The attackers left him unconscious, knocked out a tooth, and stole his earnings for the day.

Through tears, he said the most painful thing was losing one of his teeth.

His daughter told NBC LA that she worries a lot about her papi out there working. But she said: “I don’t care about the money. I don’t care about anything but the pain he feels. It’s not fair.”

Twitter lit up with reactions of shock, anger, and those who wanted to help.

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From LA to North Carolina, tweets poured in with people expressing all sorts of emotions about the attack. With many questioning how truly disturbed peple have to be to attack an elderly man.

People were shocked that people could target a hard-working man just out there doing his job to support himself.

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Many sent support and love to him and his entire family.

Many shared that they see their own family members in this man’s tears and hard work.

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Men like Bernardino come to the US to provide a better life for their families than the one they had, so to see him attacked so brutally really struck a cord with the Latino community.

For a while, there wasn’t a GoFundMe page setup to help with costs and people demanded one!

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His daughter, probably after seeing all these people wanting and willing to help her father, launched a GoFundMe page to help with costs.

The attack on Bernardino sadly isn’t all that rare in Los Angeles.

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In July 2017, Benjamin Ramirez, an elote street vendor in Los Angeles, was threatened and had his food cart damaged by a man later identified as Carlos A. Hakas. Ramirez told Fox 11 Los Angelesthat he filmed the entire altercation on his phone because he was previously harassed by Hakas.

In their latest confrontation, Ramirez, 24, told Fox 11 that Hakas was behaving more aggressively, had a dog, and was holding something in his hand.

If you want to help Bernardino, his daughter setup a GoFundMe page and you can donate here.

READ: An Elotero Had His Cart Thrown To Ground And He Got It All On Video

A Man Has Been Sentenced To 15 Years In Prison After Being Caught With 14 Meth Burritos

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A Man Has Been Sentenced To 15 Years In Prison After Being Caught With 14 Meth Burritos

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There are days when the thought of stuffing your face with a burrito can bring so much happiness into our lives. However, when authorities found 14 foil-wrapped burrito-shaped packages in Ricardo Renteria’s SUV in 2018, they weren’t so pleased. They weren’t filled with beans or cheese. Instead, Los Angeles police found the “burritos” filled with one key ingredient: about a pound each of methamphetamine. Renteria, 48, of Colton, California was sentenced on Monday to 15 years in federal prison for carrying more than 13 pounds of methamphetamine in his car.

People are stunned how this bait and switch “burritos” was pulled off.

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Back on Feb. 3, 2018, Renteria was pulled over in the Angelino Heights neighborhood by Los Angeles Police officers after multiple witnesses reported a white Chevrolet Tahoe driving erratically. When police asked for his license, Renteria didn’t have it on him and was then allowed to search for his registration and insurance. While he couldn’t provide the correct paperwork, police determined the vehicle was registered to Renteria legally but found that his license was expired. That’s when Renteria let police search the vehicle. They would soon find a black garbage bag filled with 14 “foil-wrapped, burrito shaped” packages.

Authorities said that Renteria is a member of a neighborhood LA street gang and goes by the nickname “Flaco.” According to the Los Angeles Times, Renteria’s car was subsequently impounded after the arrest. During a later search of the vehicle, a fully loaded handgun was recovered from a secret compartment on the driver’s side door and more than $800 in cash.

“He has a very long criminal history,” Chief U.S. District Judge Virginia A. Phillips said during the trial. “This was a large amount of methamphetamine — and the way it was packaged, it was clearly for sale.”

According to police, the street value of the methamphetamine ranged from $27,000 to $40,000.

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During his one-day trial in March, Renteria was found guilty of possessing meth with intent to distribute, possessing a firearm during a drug trafficking crime and being a felon with a firearm, according to prosecutors.

During his sentencing hearing, Renteria asked Judge Phillips to “take into consideration (that) I have a family waiting for me — and I apologize for the situation I find myself in.”

Judge Phillips rejected the notion and said that a significant prison sentence was needed “to protect the public from further crimes of the defendant.” There was also a recommendation that Renteria undergoes a mental and physical health examination while serving time in prison.

“He wasn’t trying to sell a pound of meth disguised as burritos or trick anyone into thinking they’re real,” Ciaran McEvoy, a spokesman with the U.S. Attorney’s office for the Central District of California, told the News Observer. “But he was probably hoping to avoid detection this way.”

Police are familiar with this tactic and have previously seen creative ways that criminals try to disguise various drugs in the form of food.

“Narcotics dealers go to great lengths to conceal whatever narcotics it is they’re trying to move from one location to another,” Meghan Aguilar, a Los Angeles Police Department spokeswoman told the Washington Post. “Soda cans, books cut out in the middle. Only the imagination limits how far drug dealers will go.”

This isn’t the first time we hear about someone trying to smuggle drugs in the form of a burrito.

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Just last week, a Colorado corrections officer tried to smuggle a drug-filled burrito into the Buena Vista Correctional Facility. Trevor Martineau filled the “burrito” with meth, heroin, marijuana, and painkillers and now faces a variety of felony charges. He’s also lost his job with the state. According to the Daily Mail, Martineau told investigators that he had drugs inside his lunchbox when he got to the correctional facility.

There is clearly a growing trend when it comes to hiding drugs in burrito shaped wrapping. This can only make us wonder what’s the next food item that people will be stashing away paraphernalia in. We just hope they leave tacos out of this.

READ: Not All Burritos Are The Same! Here Are 15 Varieties You Should Try ASAP

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