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Old 04-11-2012, 04:36 AM   #1
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Has anyone ever "met", or been in contact with, a notorious criminal?

Here is my story, prompted by an upcoming parole board hearing.

When I was in high school in the early 1980's on the rowing team we would race a team on the bay off of San Quentin and the inmates would often yell at the boats (we had to be 100 yards or so away from shore or there would be hell to pay- we were told that the guards would fire shots to warn boats away). Anyhow, the inmates would yell all sorts of stuff, catcalls, insults, insist that they were innocent, etc..

One day we were near the start line (marked by a guard tower at the prison) rowing around to stay warmed up and waiting for our boat to be called to the line and there was one lone inmate in the yard yelling "Fukk you!" over and over. We started yelling "Fukk you too!" back at him. I was the coxswain in the boat, the guy who sits in the back and calls the stroke cadence etc. with a megaphone, also I had the strongest voice.

Anyhow the guy started laughing when we started yelling back at him. So I yelled "Who the fukk are you, *******?". He replied "Charlie Manson!"

True story. My blood froze in my veins. We stopped yelling, but he continued. We lost the race, due in no small part to my inability to concentrate on my duties.

Not that it is related but the races started near the prison and ended near the railroad trestle that was in the final scenes of Dirty Harry. After the race we would jump into the water off the raised railroad bridge connected to that trestle.

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When I was in high school, I was a cashier at Osco Drug, and Whitey came to my line.

When I was a few years younger, I used to shovel snow for a few of his men, and he gave me a Christmas card.

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Manson? I would like to sit down and chat with him. I would like to hear some of his acid stories.

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When I was in high school, I was a cashier at Osco Drug, and Whitey came to my line.

When I was a few years younger, I used to shovel snow for a few of his men, and he gave me a Christmas card.
did they tip well?
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Manson? I would like to sit down and chat with him. I would like to hear some of his acid stories.
Have you ever watched anybody interview him? I remember watching an interview where some big time TV reporter went in and talked to him and the reporter was absolutely terrified the whole time and it was obvious on camera.

I was 100+ yards away and terrified. That dude is one crazy mokerfuther.
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No. The closest I ever came was when I saw one of the local news station's 'area's most wanted' mugshots and recognized one of the fugitives. He had been a customer months before at a store where I worked. I remembered him because he had seemed kind of sad when he told me about his daughter. He said wanted to get a nice photograph of himself to give to her so she could have a picture of her dad. I got the impression he didn't really get to see her much...now I understand why.

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did they tip well?
Yeah. I made about $200 each winter for 3 years (not counting the little extra during Christmas). I knew who they were, I just didn't know what they were...

Looking back, it did seem odd they were nice to me.... I'm Italian - they're Irish mob.... oh well..
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One job in high school was at Krogers as a bag boy. Blanche Taylor Moore was my boss as front end manager....look her up! Whew!

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"In 1954, she began working at Kroger as a cashier. By 1959, she'd been promoted to head cashier (roughly the equivalent of a customer service manager today), the highest job available to a female employee at Kroger at the time."

Blanche Kiser Taylor Moore (born February 17, 1933) is a convicted murderer and probable serial killer from Alamance County, North Carolina. She was convicted of killing her boyfriend by slipping arsenic into his food, and is suspected of killing three other people and nearly killing another in the same manner.

thats creepy as hell truggie

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"In 1954, she began working at Kroger as a cashier. By 1959, she'd been promoted to head cashier (roughly the equivalent of a customer service manager today), the highest job available to a female employee at Kroger at the time."

Blanche Kiser Taylor Moore (born February 17, 1933) is a convicted murderer and probable serial killer from Alamance County, North Carolina. She was convicted of killing her boyfriend by slipping arsenic into his food, and is suspected of killing three other people and nearly killing another in the same manner.

thats creepy as hell truggie
Yes, she went by Blanche Taylor on her nametag.....i remember her wearing black in mourning...more than once!
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