I’ve known one. He was about the smoothest talker I’ve ever met and could convince just about anyone of just about anything, as I’ll mention in his exploits. He is also completely without conscience, willing to do whatever it takes to get what he wants, and is thoroughly self-destructive too. After I became wise of his behavior, I stopped being friends with him, but I couldn’t get a few of my friends or my brother to stop hanging out with them, and all of them ended up much worse off because of it. Last I heard, he’s still in jail for attempted murder; thankfully, he was too incompetent to pull that off.
Anyway, I’ll try to list out as much as I can remember. I became friends with him in about May or June of the year I graduated high school. Throughout that summer, I found out that he had tried to kill himself a couple times and, as it turned out, would torture and kill animals in the neighborhood (didn’t find that out until later). He was really into Robo-tripping, and had shoplifted anything and everything that had DXM in it from all the stores within walking distance of his house that they all either stopped selling it or made you specifically ask a pharmacist to buy it. And during that time, he almost killed two of my friends and my brother by OD on the stuff. And in August of that year, he ended up in jail because he stabbed someone in the heart over $50, almost killing him, and convinced my brother to lie on stand about it, so he only got about a 16 months instead of the 5-10 he should have gotten.
I learned about the truth of that last situation, having been sold on the lie they concocted, and didn’t want anything to do with him after that point. After he got out, he and my brother hooked back up as friends. At one point thereafter, he broke into our house and robbed us, and convinced my brother to take the fall, resulting in him getting kicked out of the house until he confessed. He then later drugged up one of my friends and raped her and then somehow managed to convince her that it was my fault and not his; I still can’t figure that one out, she hated me for months until she figured out she got mindfucked. I think that was all part of this larger horrific scheme he had where he’d find girls, generally just under 18 or so, who had terrible self-esteem, and he’d manipulate the hell out of them. He’d drug them up, have sex with them, take naked pictures of them, and didn’t even call them by name, but refer to them as Project #, and they were numbered sequentially. He got into selling drugs to my brother’s friends, but it wasn’t what he said it was. He’d buy rat poison, mix it into jello and sell it as acid, or mix tattoo ink with pot and sell it as some sort of exotic blend for 10x what he paid for it. He ended up back in jail again, for a few years this time, maybe 18 months or so after he got out, for a few years this time, when he got jealous of my brother’s girlfriend when he got her pregnant and held a knife to her throat, requiring the cops to tranq him. Fortunately, that was the last anyone I knew had any contact with him.
A few years later, I ran into his brother, who is ironically one of the nicest people I’ve met, and that’s when I found out his current fate. He’d gotten married shortly after he got out to one of his “projects” from before. Apparently things weren’t going to well, and not long after he tried to kill her by throwing her out of his car in the midst of heavy traffic. Fortunately, she didn’t get hit and that’s the last I heard of him.
So, yeah, it’s really surprising that, in all of that, he didn’t actually kill anyone, but I’m thankful he’s in jail and should be for a long time so he can’t hurt anyone else, or himself. In all of that though, if he hadn’t gotten caught up in his own ineptitude a few times, I think his bottom easily could have been on the level of a serial rapist and/or murderer.