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‘Cannibal cop’ planned to kidnap and eat 100 women: FBI


A New York City police officer has been arrested after authorities say the man was plotting to kidnap, rape and eat as many as 100 women.

In a criminal complaint, police allege that the officer spoke online with a coconspirator, who wanted to buy a kidnapped woman. The pair then discussed a plan to cook the woman and eat her body parts, police allege. In an online exchange, the man is quoted as saying: “I was thinking of tying her body onto some kind of apparatus… cook her over a low heat, keep her alive as long as possible.”

It is also alleged that the man used a police database to keep track of potential targets.

According to an ABC News report, the man was arrested through a joint New York Police Department and FBI investigation as he met for lunch with one of his potential targets.

Gilberto Valle III, of Forest Hills, Queens, was charged with one count of conspiracy to commit kidnapping and for using the National Crime Information Center database to access unauthorized data.

The officer’s lawyer, Julia L. Gatto, argued in a court on Thursday that her client had fantasies, but he never acted on any of them. “At worst, this is someone who has sexual fantasies,” she said during a hearing in Manhattan Thursday.

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‘Cannibal cop’ planned to kidnap and eat 100 women: FBI

  1. I seriously dont understand how people have become this messed up. I cant and do not even want to imagine what runs through their heads on a daily basis. How does a person ever get to that point? They are sick, twisted and really have no purpose in society and cannot be trusted so they should be gotten rid of.

    • Well, they are certainly mentally ill….but we need to find out how to cure the problem. Getting ‘rid’ of them won’t stop it, as new people are born every day.

      • Your under the impression that we can ‘cure’ mental illness. Even with the best current treatments we cannot cure mental illnesses such as schizophrenia; we can treat depression, but cannot cure it. We can at best treat them, but in the end mental illness still requires continuous monitoring. I’m not saying in any way, shape, or form that people with such severe illnesses need to be removed from society, but they do need continuous care that is perhaps best delivered in a controlled facility.

        • People once said that about smallpox, and polio.

          It might help if we tried harder than what we’re actually doing.

        • Plenty of mental illness is preventable. Too bad, most of what we know about psychology and sociology are used for marketing and advertising. Plenty of what we know could be used for prevention. Even returning soldiers are not being properly re-integrated to civilian society. So, even what we do know is not being well-utilized. Not to mention how they need to struggle to get proper health care if they have the misfortune to become sick due to “serving their country”.
          Mostly, there’s an attitude of: “Not my problem”. Let someone else deal with it. LIke our garbage, our physically sick, and our aged. ….
          Mental illness is also subject to a great number of myths, as is the one about the “violent stranger”. At the wrong place, at the wrong time, looking for trouble, should have known better … until it happens to us or someone close to us.
          The mark of a truly civilized society is one where we’re able to empathize without having been through the experience ourselves.
          How are we doing?!
          Unfortunately, the cop who is the subject of this article is not an anomily. Having known of the kinds of people who are attracted to the profession of policing and the often-toxic atmosphere that is endured in many forces …. this guy is only an extreme example.
          Blame it on mental illness all you want …. live in denial of how sickness can spread in society … until it more directly impacts you, if you wish.
          Someone else will be left to pick up the pieces then, when it may have been prevented.

  2. I think we now have an idea of what runs through their heads …. maybe it’s better to deal with it than stick our heads in the sand like the lawyer who regards violence and torture as “sexual fantasies”. Maybe accepting it as real might be a more effective approach than perpetuating it through cathartic movies about the same topics. Especially when we understand that our subconscious does not recognize the difference between an actual experience and a “pretend one”. Just like our bodies flounder under a steady junk food diet what we put in our heads has a similar impact.

  3. Totally agree with you Mr. R. They should be eliminated as soon as their abnormalities detected. the earlier the better. We have enough normal people to keep freaks around. the world is crazy enough without them.