Listen: Richard, Richard Chase, Richard Trenton discussed on Serial Killers
"Towards the end of nineteen seventy-six Richard Trenton chases neighbors began noticing how strangely he was behaving one of his neighbors Linda Dylan experienced a number of deeply uncomfortable encounters with him she described him as wandering around with the blank look on his face sometimes dragging his feet behind him as she gives no concrete dates for these encounters it is possible that Miss Dylan's account Salaam be like Richard Chase took place when Richard was heavily sedated by antipsychotic medication. Richard had been given a diagnosis of paranoid schizophrenia when he was discharged from Beverley Manor Hospital in late nineteen seventy six Vanessa's going to take over on the psychology here and throughout the episode please note Vanessa is not a licensed psychologist or psychiatrist but she has done a lot of research for the show thanks greg part of the reason for chases discharged from the hospital was that a number of doctors believed he had the potential for improvement it seemed like the medications they prescribed did dampen his more violent tendencies antipsychotic medication is designed to treat positive symptoms such as delusions hallucinations and it certainly had that effect on Richard however the use of antipsychotic was still a relatively new field so the drugs that were describe to Richard also rendered him listless his mother Beatrice found this too hard to deal with so she took it upon herself to Wean Richard off his medication nations by the beginning of nineteen seventy seven Richard was his unmedicated south once again and his strange behavior started to seem a little more than interests by July of nineteen seventy seven all traces of Richard Chases so-called recovery had vanished schizophrenia as men enjoyable with proper treatment but after Beatrice weaned her son off of his medication he received no treatment at all without any outpatient care or medi occasion he was left totally adrift he frequently turned violent toward his family and forbade most of them from entering his apartment he still received regular visits from his father Richard Senior who in spite of everything wanted to make sure his son did not fall into isolation then and the chase family dogs disappeared Richard Senior immediately suspected his son and accused him of kidney shopping and killing the dogs Richard Junior denied it but his father remembered the flocks of rabbits he kept at his apartment supposedly for eating he was not convinced riches behavior toward his neighbors only crew more aggressive Linda Dylan recalled a particularly disturbing encounter she with him in early nineteen seventy seven dylan encountered him in the garage of their apartment building he cornered her and asked her for a cigarette she gave him one and he did not move blocking her from the exit he demanded more she gave him the entire pack and fled sometime after this encounter here in early August Richard packed up his Ford Ranchero and drove to pyramid lake on the piety tribal reservation in Nevada two hundred miles northeast Sacrimento we don't know what Richard intended to do on this trip but somehow his pickup truck got caught in the sand near the lake a man armen toby senior sought chase abandoned his vehicle with a dog toby took a look inside and immediately called the bureau of Indian affairs officers. Charles O'Brien Manuel Sabari and Leland Johnson arrived along with tribal officers Leroy Phoenix and Edward crutcher they found the vehicle still abandoned and searched it the interior of the vehicle was heavily stained with blood two rifles lay in the past singer seat and next to them was a white bucket inside the bucket was more blood and a liver O'Brien searched the surround outing area with his binoculars and saw the bloody figure of Richard Chase watching them from the distance O'Brien rooted his report he was approximately one after three quarters of a mile away from us he was completely nude Richard turned and ran away from them towards the lake the Bureau of Indian affairs officers pursued on foot while the tribal officers went to head him off in their vehicle eventually they caught up with Richard who properly identified himself to the author researchers when asked where all the blood came from he told them it was his own and that it had seeped out of him confused by his nonsensical the answers the officers arrested Richard and took him in for holding the dog Carmen Toby had seen with Richard was nowhere to be found Richard was held in custody in the Wash U. County jail while the blood and liver were sent away for testing the results determined that the blood and liver longed to an animal not a human once again Richard's father had to drive out to pick up his son from jail Richard told him exactly the same thing he told his mother over the phone this was all a misunderstanding he spilled rabbit blood on himself and been arrested by mistake. Richard car was impounded due to problems with registration but otherwise he was free to go later that summer Richard Return to Nevada to retrieve his Co. you're according to Miss Mossy Lewis of the Wash U. County Sheriff's department. Richard Look disheveled but treated her politely this wasn't star contrast whose behavior behind closed doors privately Richard was nursing a growing tendency toward violence his yearning for blood can you to increase and rabbits weren't satisfying him anymore on October first nineteen seventy seven he bought a dog from the PCA for fifteen dollars and ninety cents he returned on October tenth and bought another shortly afterward in either late October guber or early November Richard purchased a dog from a Lane Meyer and attempted to haggle down her asking price of twenty five dollars his attempt at bargaining was unsuccessful but he purchased the dog anyway according to Meyer the dog was extremely wary of him as Richard took it away in mid-november rich heard visited Daniel Owens who was selling Labrador puppies for ten dollars each time he introduced himself as a breeder but owens noted that he paid no attention into sex when selecting which dogs he was going to buy none of its sated Richard but he didn't have enough money to keep the salk around the same time in Nova ember the sunset family neighbors of Richard's reported their family dog missing when he saw their ad in the newspaper Richard called the sunsets and taunted them saying he had taken their dog according to Mr Sunset the man on the phone sounded almost incoherent and possibly high when Mr Son Seth demanded to know who he was Richard Hung up none of the dogs Richard acquired were ever seen again Dog napping was not the only thing that occupied Richard Chase in the first week of December nineteen seventy seven he walked into big the five sporting goods and purchased a twenty two caliber Lugar style pistol for sixty nine dollars and ninety nine cents to purchase the gun he was asked if he had ever been admitted into a psychiatric institution he lied and said no Richard was approved for the gun but there was a mandatory waiting period which menti could not pick up the weapon for a couple of weeks short of funds after buying the gone he called his mother to purchase a holster for him she declined I didn't ask further questions she was used to Richard's odd requests and had learned not to read too much into them in fact his mother had reason to be optimistic two days before he picked up his weapon Richard seemed to be on the verge of getting his life together he cut his hair trimmed his beard and mentioned to her he was considering getting a job when they saw him both of Richard's parents and his grandmother noticed and complemented his more put together appearance on December eighteenth he went back to the store for the pistol this same week he picked up several editions of the Sacramento Bee cutting out an Nicole from the out and about section on dating and circling several ads for free dogs a few days before Christmas Richard Senior took a son shopping where he bought Richard Junior an Orange Parka that he liked Richard Seniors spoke to his son multiple times that December noting that rich appeared quote said nothing bizarre or abnormal and did not complain about his blood despite these outward improvements AC- Google phone call upset the whole balance sometime during mid December Richard's mother called and told him that he was not allowed to come home for Christmas though she likely didn't say why over the phone she claimed later that it was because Richard Sister Pamela was scared of him and did not want him around anymore Richard was extremely upset by this though accounts vary on the timeframe it was at this point he started driving around his neighborhood firing shots into random windows a woman named Mrs Polinsky was doing her dishes when a bullet pierced her kitchen window the shot fired from the street flu mere inches over her head it was only a matter of time before someone was killed."