this day in crime history: december 11,1985

On this date in 1985, Hugh Scrutton, a computer store owner in Sacramento, CA was killed when a bomb loaded with nails and splinters exploded in the parking lot of his store. Scrutton was the ninth victim, and first fatality, in the 17 year bombing spree of the man who turned out to be the nuttiest of nutty professors: Ted Kaczynski, a.k.a. the Unabomber. By the time he was arrested in 1994, Kaczynski had planted sixteen bombs. Two of the bombs were defused before they could explode. The other fourteen bombs killed three and injured eleven. He is currently serving a life sentence (without the possibility of parole) in federal prison.

Further reading:

Wikipedia – Theodore Kaczynski

truTV – Ted Kaczynski: The Unabomber

FBI – The Unabomber

The Unabomber’s Manifesto


5 thoughts on “this day in crime history: december 11,1985

  1. John D.:
    This mook should NEVER see another sunrise (imho).
    And the weird thing abiout this is…he NEVER used a gun (and that’s all that’s on the mind iof these nutcase advocates for more control…guns).

    Let’s try dealing with the PEOPLE that have been mainstreamed when they should be institutionalized.
    And even with that, a few will STILL manage to avoid detection.
    (although it will bea lot fewer)
    You take away the PERSON using the “tool” (i.e. bomb, gun, knife…whatever) and you immediately take away the TOOL itself used in the commission of these crimes.

    Just a thought.

    Roll safe out there.


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