Sea of Noise

Mon, 19 Jul 2004

Stalking the Bogeyman

In "Stalking the Bogeyman", David Holthouse explains why he didn't kill the man who raped him:

I knew that if I gave him time to talk, I might not pull the trigger -- and sure enough, as soon as I exchanged a few sentences with him, I didn't want to shoot him at all, because I saw him as a frightened, damaged man. He wasn't the Bogeyman anymore. He was real. He begged my forgiveness. He swore I was the only one.

Read the followup to find out why the author spent the night in jail anyway.

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