Betty on the News: Philip Garrido Claimed Back Box Could Read His Mind
The convicted sex offender appears to be even crazier than we thought
A former friend of Phillip Garrido – yes, he had friends – is causing us to shrink back in our seats thanks to a very peculiar new tidbit.
The man who allegedly kidnapped Jaycee Lee Dugard told his buddy and customers of his printing business that he could communicate without speaking using a simple black box complete with jacks for plugging in headphones.
“He would move his lips and not speak … and you would be able to hear his voice through the headphones,” the friend said.
At the time Garrido’s clients signed declarations stating that the device worked, even though many did not believe in it.
“I didn’t want to tell him you’re a kook and you don’t know what you’re talking about,” Tim Allen, who owns a glass shop, told CNN.com. “People believe in things. I didn’t think it was my place to shoot him down.”(CNN.com)