But while most killers operate in the shadows, Alcala preferred the spotlight. He was born in Texas and moved to Mexico when he was eight. His father abandoned the family three years later, and Alcala wound up in L. He dropped out of school at 17 and joined the army, but quickly suffered a nervous breakdown and was discharged; the military diagnosed him with anti-social personality disorder. This would be the first in a laundry list of diagnoses levelled at Alcala over the years: Unfortunately, many of these proposed disorders came after Alcala was arrested in Alcala turned on the TV charm.
Serial killer Rodney James Alcala. But thinking back on that, I probably did. A confession triggers the FBI to investigate a crime spree tied to murder and theft across multiple states.
Online dating is an excellent place for many to find love. It can also lead to some interesting stories as hopeful singles link up with more than a few toads before they discover that one prince. While most assume the person on the other end of the app is also looking for love, this is not always the case.
Sometimes the person answering that well-planned ad is not a potential date, but instead a predator. This was the case with a couple that used online dating services and apps to find potential victims. It seems the pair traveled across several states to arrange dates with men. Dominique Berry recently bragged about victimizing at least men with her partner, Randy Schenck.
Berry posed as a woman looking for love and the would drug and rob her suitors. In at least one case, this scam ended in murder. Berry sharing details about the crime spree has caught the attention of the FBI. The story behind this crime spree was broken by the Huffington Post.
They were given the exclusive confession from Berry. In this case, Schenck denies the crimes. After the story broke, it was revealed that there is a new federal investigation now underway. The FBI and the U. The scam, in this case, was extremely simple. With the invention of social media it is difficult to imagine anyone going on a blind date again—why would they need to? We not only have a wealth of information on pretty much everyone only a click away but how and where we meet future partners is changing.
Before the influx of online dating, meeting partners was pretty much resigned to work, through friends or out on a Saturday night. As a youth, I would look forward to the weekend just so I could meet a new batch of ladies to attempt to woo.
With the arrival of dating apps there has been a change in how many of us are finding our partners and indeed what we are looking for. I was watching this video in which a cross section of people, were asked to use Tinder to find people they would go on a date with. There is no fear of failure because for every one or two rejections you get one or two matches.
This is a game that you can keep playing until you win. However, this can lead you to feel as if potential partners are expendable. As you know that there are more people out there who you might be a match with. Why limit yourself to one match when you can have 10? Or why settle for one partner when you have access to plenty?
Every time we get a notification we get a little buzz of excitement. Just think how integral these random notifications are when online dating, a new message, another match, someone you want to talk to coming online.
And remember it is not just one person we are talking to now but we can speak to s of potential partners. So, I would argue, we are not only getting validation from the attention from potential partners, but the game aspect can actually make us addicted to this type of dating through the random notifications, which spike our dopamine.