Random auto checks held after ‘Night Stalker’ attack

On Aug. 28, 1985, The Times re­por­ted that after re­spond­ing to “hun­dreds and hun­dreds of phone calls since Sunday from fear­ful res­id­ents,” Or­ange County Sher­iff Brad Gates said depu­ties are ran­domly stop­ping sus­pi­cious-look­ing mo­tor­ists and bol­ster­ing neigh­bor­hood patrols to re­duce the chance of a second at­tack in the county by a killer dubbed the “Night Stalk­er.”

Published: Aug. 28, 1985
Sources: Los Angeles Times
Credits: Maloy Moore, Mark McGonigle

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