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Female Officers Credited With Getting Phillip Garrido Arrested Thanks to "Intuition"

Do You Believe in Women's Intuition?

If you've ever been to the UC Berkeley campus, you'll understand when I say that it takes a lot for someone to stand out as weird. But for female police officers Allison Jacobs and Lisa Campbell, something was off about Phillip Garrido, and thanks to their intuition and further probing, an 18-year-old missing person case was finally solved. The FBI and family of Jaycee Lee Dugard would know what happened 18 years ago to the 11-year-old who Garrido kidnapped right in front of her stepfather's eyes.

In an interview on CCN’s AC360, Lisa Campbell, a special events manager for the university police, said that Garrido, accompanied by two girls, approached her and asked about holding an event on campus. "[T]here was just something about the girls that wasn't right," she said.

Campbell did a background check on Garrido, which revealed that he was on parole after a rape conviction and was a registered sex offender. She asked officer Allison Jacobs to sit in on the meeting with her. Jacobs seconded Campbell’s hunch with her own suspicions about Garrido, calling it “police intuition” and then “a mother’s intuition.” After a call to Garrido’s parole officer, Campbell and Jacobs learned something chilling: “He doesn’t have daughters,” Jacobs recalls him saying. A meeting was set up the next day with Garrido's parole officer and finally, Garrido was arrested and 29-year-old Jaycee Dugard (he called her "Allissa") and her two daughters were finally free of his insane grip.

Do you think it's just a coincidence that female police officers noticed something funny about Garrido that even his parole officer and others who dealt with him didn't sense? Granted, they saw the girls his parole officer didn't, but others who met Garrido with these girls didn't suspect anything. Do you believe in women's intuition?

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pink-pirate pink-pirate 7 years
I don't think it's "intuition" as much as the fact that women notice more details while men tend to be more big-picture. So it seems we are tapping into some sixth sense when really we just picked up on someone's strange behavior or odd environment that men sometimes don't see.
JessieSP JessieSP 7 years
Yes I believe in it too.
Pistil Pistil 7 years
I agree with "police intuition"... I might be more observant in some aspects than my boyfriend, but a job in law requires being a good judge of character and picking up on behavioral 'tells'. He's probably more intuitive than me.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 7 years
Absolutely. Personally, I've learned to trust my intuition. The only times I gotten into trouble was when I ignored it. Also, I agree with Weffie, too. Some men have good intuition, too.
weffie weffie 7 years
Men (especially Pisceans) can have really good intuition, too, but maybe women are just more sensitive to our feelings or something so it's more common for us to pick up on the signals... I think it's important to trust your gut instincts, but I don't think that's unique to women.
skigurl skigurl 7 years
sorry about the random apostrophe in mothers and fathers...don't know what i was thinking
skigurl skigurl 7 years
yes, i do believe in it...i also think mother's have a certain intuition regarding their own children that father's just don't have either
Chrstne Chrstne 7 years
I totally believe intuition can be helpful and is real. It's more than a hunch or a gut feeling for me, it's a lot deeper and more complex. Women seem to be more in tune with their feelings, so the idea of a strong intuition doesn't seem to prevalent in men, who for the most part, have an easier time disregarding their feelings. Not all, but some. I'd like to think I am a logical person, I tend to think with my head and go with logic -- but sometimes the intuition aspect of myself really comes in full force.
mamasitamalita mamasitamalita 7 years
completely believe it... many years ago in high school my mom introduced me to a neighbor/friend in town who was a close family friend with one of my classmates. when we drove away, I said "Mom, don't introduce me as your beautiful daughter like that, that man gave me the creeps" and she apologized but thought I was making a big deal. about six months later when my classmate turned 18 she moved out of her house and pressed rape charges on that guy.... the good family friend had been assaulting her since she was 12.
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