KCTV 5 interviewed the men involved in Wednesday night's chase when a man named "Justin" tailed a man mistaken for the suspected Waldo rapist for 40 minutes from Waldo to 9th and Cleveland in KCK.
"I could've been killed that day because of one person trying to be a G.I.
Joe or something," Jason, the man being chased, told KCTV.
Jason told KCTV that he got lost in Waldo Wednesday afternoon while trying to find 71 Highway. That's when he noticed someone following him.
Justin's explanation for chasing Jason: "He roughly matched the description" of the suspected Waldo rapist and was circling his neighborhood in a green Ford Taurus.
Justin claims he was on the phone with a 911 dispatcher for 40 minutes, and police never arrived.
Jason ended up at his cousin's home on 9th and Cleveland in KCK. The stories differ from there.
Justin, the chaser, claims someone shot at him while he waited for
police to arrive. Jason, the man being followed, says he didn't hear any
Jason was reportedly arrested for outstanding
traffic warrants, not for being the Waldo rapist.
"So I said,
'You think I'm this rapist?' and the cop says, 'You don't look like him
unless you grew facial hair and you shrunk,'" Jason told KCTV 5.
As for Justin, he told KCTV 5 that he'd follow someone again.
Good to see no one has learned anything from this mess.
KSHB Channel 41 that Jason "had something to hide."
"IAs for Jason, the man who was chased, he wondered aloud
thought he could very well be the guy. (Police) say he's not, but I
don't know what Kansas City, Missouri, evidence they have."
what some people are already thinking.
"Just cause I'mHe's not alone. Other black men are feeling the stares.
black and I'm over here?" Jason said. "What, I can't go to that area
'cause of what happened?"
Kansas City Star reported today about one man who talked about
being questioned by police and the strange looks he gets from his
neighbors. The Star also reported that police are investigating
75 men who they believe could be the rapist.
In other Waldo
serial rapist news ...
assaults-- in the 2800 block of Wabash in KCMO and in Overland Park
-- on Thursday are linked the Waldo rapist.
single women to their carswhen they're ready to the leave the bar.
suspect is described as a black man with "a deep,
smooth voice" who smells of smoke and exhaust fumes. He is said to be
about 6-feet tall,
250 pounds, bald with pitted cheeks and possible acne scars. The man
allegedly told one victim that he is 27 years old, although police
believe he is lying about his age. Another victim told police that the
man "had very bad breath."
If you have
information about the suspect, call
the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.