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This Minor Parking Violation Revealed the Son of Sam Killer

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The tip that led to the arrest of the Son of Sam killer came in unusual circumstances: a Brooklyn woman saw him near his car, which was parked illegally. Moments later, shots rang out from a nearby street.

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From 1976 to 1977, a series of homicides terrorized New York City and captivated the world. The murder spree of serial killer David Berkowitz, a.k.a., "Son of Sam," triggered one of the largest police manhunts in the city's history and kept crime reporters on the beat 24/7. Using rare, local media, home movies, and police footage, some of which has never been seen before, this vivid and immersive account puts you at the scene of the drama as it unfolds.

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