Update: Fox 4 interviewed a man who claims that refusing to give a DNA sample to police may have cost him his job at a Verizon store.
Reggie Smith told Fox 4's Tess Koppelman that a customer thought he looked like the sketch of the Waldo rapist. Smith said he agreed to talk with police but wouldn't give a DNA sample. Why?
"I'm a little leery of giving my DNA for something I haven't done and putting it in the system for them to use whenever they want to use it," Smith said.
Smith claimed Verizon (and the company he's working for, Flextronics) put him on paid leave for a week, but have since placed him on indefinite unpaid administrative leave.
Laz Abalos of Heycameraman!!! has an interesting post today about how the fear and hysteria over the Waldo rapist has hurt hard working people just trying to make a living, like the guy who cleans his lawn.
Abalos introduced us to Glen,
who happens to be black, and has done yard work for Abalos for about
seven years. But with the Waldo rapist still on the loose, Glen has
seen regular customers stop answering their doors -- especially after
police released a description of the rapist -- and has also been
stopped about a dozen times by the cops in the past two months.
It's a sad story -- and one worth a read.