"Jamie": I was there the night of January 29, 1977 and
believe I saw Son of Sam before he killed the couple by the
Continental movie theater.
We were smoking a joint in the car and were parked under the
overpass on, I think, Continental Avenue. We were waiting to go
see a movie at the Continental or maybe the Austin theatre. I was
sitting in my car with my girlfriend and in the back was my friend
and his girlfriend.
Anyway I don't remember the exact time but it was but it was
obviously just before the movie started. We looked across the
street and saw this weird guy with bulgy eyes staring at us. He
kept staring. I remember it like it was yesterday. He looked like
he wanted to get out of the car any minute and do something to us.
I figured it was some nut that wanted to steal my Sony 8 track
So anyway, we were in the car and I noticed him just staring at
us. I said to all of them in the car 'Who is this nut job just
staring at us like this'? All of them looked and said 'Yea, he
looks really weird'.
So we just kept smoking but I kept looking at him and he wasn't
giving up. I almost got out of the car and walked across the
street to ask what the hell he was looking at. Then we all got out
to go to the movie around the corner and I took my 8 track player
out of it's track and put it in the trunk with all the tapes
because I thought he was going to steal something. I had a '74
Monte Carlo, nice car back then. He kept looking and we kept
walking to the movie, but no one paid him much attention except
So we went to the movie and then it ended at 12:00 AM sharp. No
one knew that they were going to show a surprise movie concert at
12:00 AM, not us, not even Son of Sam - it wasn't advertised. But
they showed a Janice Joplin concert movie which we decided to stay
for some of it but we didn't like it and left at 12:15 am So, my
opinion is that SOS already had us picked out. He was in his
Glory, with the 2 brunettes and all. He must have thought the
movie was ending and 12:00 just like I did, but, he must of
freaked when we didn't come out, because most people left. So when
he didn't see us, he must have picked up on Christine
So we walked out at 12:15 AM, started walking towards the car
around the corner by the underpass. If you knew that area, my car
was on one side of the street and the car that got hit was right
across the street from it. It looked like he was coming out of the
Beef Stake Charlies that was there at the time. The whole area was
blocked off and I told the police that I had to get to my car so
they had to let me through. We asked the police what had happened
and they said that a girl got shot in the head through the car
window. As I said, it was right across the street from my car. It
was horrible seeing the car window blown out.
The police said it happened 5 minutes ago and we were thinking
'Wow, imagine if it were us..' At this time we had never heard of
Son of Sam and it didn't dawn on us that the man staring at us was
him. I know, maybe I was young and stupid, but all a saw were his
eyes and did not remember the car at all.
So when he was caught, I knew it was him because I never forgot
those bulging eyes. I now realize that we might have came minutes
from getting killed by him. But every time I mentioned it to my
girlfriend, she kept laughed at me, but I knew that if we didn't
stay the extra 15 minutes for that other film, she could have been
As the months progressed and SOS started on his rampage I began
thinking to myself and said to my girlfriend and the others too,
'Do you think that guy was SOS?' They laughed at me every time I
said that, saying, 'No, don't be silly, that wasn't himů'
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