Wednesday, June 23, 2010
The Capture & Arrest of Richard Ramirez The Night Stalker; 25th Anniversary Tour
On August 30th 1985, Richard Ramirez, the satanic serial killer and rapist named "The Night Stalker", was chased down, beaten and captured by an angry mob in East Los Angeles, California. His bloody rampage came to an end on that August morning as angry blows fell upon his head to the cries of "Es El!!", "El Maton!" ("It's HIM!, The Killer!"). Bloodied and dazed, Ramirez begged for the mercy he never granted his victims, and ironically, he thanked the arriving rookie deputy sheriff for saving his life.
On this tour we will retrace Ramirez's last fateful steps leading to his arrest and capture. We will follow the chronicles of his crimes within the living backdrop of the actual streets, stores and neighborhoods that once bore the shadows of the "Night Stalker". We will walk the path of his final run that ultimately lifted the bloody veil of horror from a terrified, sleepless city on that sweltering summer, the hottest summer L.A. had experienced in 100 years....