Sunday, November 04, 2007

It's A Peterson. Run For Your Lives!!!

So what's the story with guys named "Peterson?" Are they all homicidal maniacs and perverts?

First we had Scott Peterson. You may remember him from a few years back when he killed his pregnant wife and dumped her body in San Francisco Bay. The case eventually became a media sensation on par with O.J.'s.

Then there's the case of Drew Peterson, a cop with the Bolingbrook Police Department in Illinois. His wife disappeared last Sunday.... Two days after she told her husband she wanted a divorce. Coincidentally, one of Drew's ex-wives drowned in her bathtub in 2004. Her death was ruled accidental at the time, but the case is being reopened.

And in Nebraska, we have Kelsey Peterson, a math teacher. She kidnapped 13 year old Fernando Rodriguez and fled to Mexico. Actually, in this particular case, Peterson may deserve a medal. Rodriguez was an illegal immigrant. A convincing argument can be made that while the teacher may be a sexual deviant, she was also performing a public service by returning the kid to Mexico.

Come to think of it, wasn't there an episode of Cheers where Norm Peterson kills and dismembers his wife Vera, then enlists Sam and Woody to help him dispose of her remains? Hilarity and hijinks ensue as Carla keeps stumbling across mysterious trashbags hidden around the bar.

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