I thot the Night Stalker was captured in east LA when he went through a Latino neighborhood and they chased him down and captured him? Anyone else recall?
He was caught in LA. This Mission Viejo incident only helped identify him.
I remember that; and that he murdered an older woman around the block from where I live. I was terrified that summer.
Yes. Once that had his name, they put his face on the cover of the paper. Ramirez would be apprehended by a Hispanic mob screaming "El Diablo!" as they chased him through their neighborhood after recognizing him from the photos.
The mexican immigrants almost killed Ramirez. Ramirez was lucky the police showed up or he would have been a dead man. They knew who he was and they were not happy. (His picture had been published in the paper right before his arrest, so the people that were beating him knew who he was)
Also interesting about this case is how loose lips Diane Feinstein, then the mayor of San Francisco, almost botched the case up completely.
The Night Stalker wore a size 13 shoe and shoe prints at the crime scenes indicated that the killer was wearing a new style athletic shoe of which only one pair in size 13 had been sold in the LA area. That information had not been made public until big mouth Feinstein told the SanFran press that the unique shoe print found at a SanFran crime scene matched those found at LA crime scenes. Of course, the first thing Ramirez did was to dump the shoes!!
Never liked the woman after that.
LAPD put a police artist drawing of Ramirez on the front page of the Times. That's why the neighborhood folk recognized and chased him down. Shame that sheriff saved him.