Alleged Kidnapper of Lake Tahoe Girl Claimed Black Box Could Speak for Him

Posted By: The Ski Channel on September 21, 2009 9:49 am

Another weird story has emerged from the past of Phillip Garrido, who is charged in the kidnapping and rape of South Lake Tahoe girl Jaycee Lee Dugard.  A friend and former business client of Garrido’s, who spoke to CNN anonymously, says that Garrido “feels he can speak to you and me on everyone else using this box.”  The ‘box’ that his friend is alluding to is a black box with jacks on the outside of it that can be used to plug in headphones.  His friend added that Garrido “was a whack job, but he was a whack job who sounded like he had a really good heart.”

Ironically, a few days before his arrest, Garrido delivered some documents to the FBI that bragged about his black box.  He believed in the power of his black box so much that he wanted to have it patented.  Garrido, and his wife Nancy, are facing 29 felony counts in relation to the Dugard kidnapping and are being held on $30 million bond.