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?