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Florida Serial Rapist Rapalo Captured
FOX NEWS | 12/26

Posted on 12/26/2005 9:28:44 PM PST by MJY1288

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1 posted on 12/26/2005 9:28:45 PM PST by MJY1288
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Details soon


2 posted on 12/26/2005 9:29:12 PM PST by MJY1288 (THE DEMOCRATS OFFER NOTHING FOR THE FUTURE AND THEY LIE ABOUT THE PAST)
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Police: Accused Rapist Who Escaped in Custody

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

MIAMI — A man accused of sexually assaulting seven girls and women was recaptured late Monday, nearly a week after escaping from jail by rappelling down the building on bed sheets, police said.

is also accused of attacking four others in the Little Havana area in 2002 and 2003. He was awaiting a February trial that could have sent him to prison for life.

Rapalo and another inmate escaped Dec. 19 after climbing through a vent in the 7-foot ceiling of a cell on the sixth floor and made it to the roof on the same level, police said.

The vent, which connects to the roof, was supposed to be locked, but had been pried open, and bars blocking it were cut.

The other inmate, , who was also awaiting trial on sexual assault charges, was captured outside the jail after breaking his legs when he jumped.

Police have said the sawlike tools used in the escape may have been smuggled in, and Rapalo apparently plotted the breakout for months.

Local and federal authorities had been scouring neighborhoods, airports, train stations and ports for Rapalo, a 34-year-old Honduran. Guards were assigned to victims who still live in the area, and a $36,000 award for tips leading to Rapalo's arrest was offered.

Two corrections officers were placed on paid administrative leave as part of the investigation. The officers were not accused of being involved in the escape, and they have not been disciplined, said , director of the Miami-Dade Corrections Department.

McRay also ordered that all vents at the jail be welded shut and that lighting be improved.

Rapalo was accused of being the , who was the target of a massive manhunt following attacks on girls and women from age 11 to 79. Police say Rapalo, who was arrested in September 2003, was linked to the rapes by DNA evidence.

During the original search for the rapist, more than 120 men, most of them Hispanic, were stopped by Miami police and asked to volunteer DNA samples, a tactic that was denounced by civil rights activists. Billboards with an artist's rendering of the serial rape suspect were posted throughout the city.

The inability to catch the rapist terrified women and the parents of young girls across the Little Havana area. One victim was 79 years old. Three others were young girls who were attacked in the span of four weeks. An 11-year-old was raped as she arrived home from school.

3 posted on 12/26/2005 9:30:29 PM PST by MJY1288 (THE DEMOCRATS OFFER NOTHING FOR THE FUTURE AND THEY LIE ABOUT THE PAST)
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Any chance that his capture came after being fatally inflicted with multiple high-caliber rounds fired by police?


4 posted on 12/26/2005 9:31:39 PM PST by Hoodat ( Silly Dems)
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To: MJY1288

Let's hope this guy gets the chair.


5 posted on 12/26/2005 9:31:48 PM PST by darkangel82
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To: MJY1288

This POS is lucky he's got the cops and lawyers to protect him now.

If there was any sense in our world, he'd be nutless before the next nightfall!!


6 posted on 12/26/2005 9:33:32 PM PST by djf (Bush wants to make Iraq like America. Solution: Send all illegal immigrants to Iraq!)
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Could you please correct the spelling "Repaldo" = "Repalo"


7 posted on 12/26/2005 9:34:33 PM PST by MJY1288 (THE DEMOCRATS OFFER NOTHING FOR THE FUTURE AND THEY LIE ABOUT THE PAST)
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good news!


8 posted on 12/26/2005 9:34:55 PM PST by EDINVA
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LOL, Still got it wrong, the correct spelling is "Rapalo"


9 posted on 12/26/2005 9:39:52 PM PST by MJY1288 (THE DEMOCRATS OFFER NOTHING FOR THE FUTURE AND THEY LIE ABOUT THE PAST)
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"a 34-year-old Honduran"

Was he here LEGALLY?

Raped a 11 year old girl. Sorry to be emotional, but close the borders.


10 posted on 12/26/2005 9:40:39 PM PST by Liberfighter (The NSA- The Ultimate Google)
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NOPE, He was an illegal


11 posted on 12/26/2005 9:41:49 PM PST by MJY1288 (THE DEMOCRATS OFFER NOTHING FOR THE FUTURE AND THEY LIE ABOUT THE PAST)
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"...escaping from jail by rappelling down the building on bed sheets..."

They should redeem those bed sheets by hanging this filth with them.
12 posted on 12/26/2005 9:44:05 PM PST by decal (Mother Nature and Real Life are conservatives; the Progs have never figured this out.)
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All that needs to be done is place this POS in general population and he will face justice very soon


13 posted on 12/26/2005 9:47:30 PM PST by MJY1288 (THE DEMOCRATS OFFER NOTHING FOR THE FUTURE AND THEY LIE ABOUT THE PAST)
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Rapalo the rapist rappelled?


14 posted on 12/26/2005 9:51:40 PM PST by Carling (http://www.marriedadults.com/howarddeanscreamaudio141jq.mp3)
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I would make a crude Barney Frank joke, but I will refrain :-)


15 posted on 12/26/2005 9:53:07 PM PST by MJY1288 (THE DEMOCRATS OFFER NOTHING FOR THE FUTURE AND THEY LIE ABOUT THE PAST)
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To: Liberfighter
Reynaldo Rapalo, a Honduran citizen whose visa had expired, was arrested Septmeber 19, 2003 after terrorizing the Miami community. He was scheduled to appear in court in February of 2006 for DNA evidence that allegedly links him to seven rapes and four attempted assaults in Shenandoah, Florida in 2003. Rapalo was housed in a maximum-security wing reserved for offenders accused of lewd and lascivious crimes.

Cops say Rapalo's escape was not noticed at first by guards. According to authorities, someone visitng the correctional center asked officials about the bedsheets dangling along the exterior walls. The facility immediately went into lockdown and guards discovered the pair climbed through a vent in the ceiling, which dumps onto a seventh-floor roof.

16 posted on 12/26/2005 9:54:07 PM PST by kcvl
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Police chased him down on foot on a southwest Miami street after a tipster called in Rapalo's location and description, Miami-Dade Police Director Robert Parker said.

"He is a very dangerous individual and we are very glad to have him back in custody tonight," Parker said.

Police have said the sawlike tools used in the escape may have been smuggled in, and Rapalo apparently plotted the breakout for months.

"We suspect that he had some help," Parker said. "We took some things off of him - he still had the blade that he used to escape."


http://tinyurl.com/d67zh


17 posted on 12/26/2005 9:54:52 PM PST by kcvl
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Thanks for the link


18 posted on 12/26/2005 10:01:08 PM PST by MJY1288 (THE DEMOCRATS OFFER NOTHING FOR THE FUTURE AND THEY LIE ABOUT THE PAST)
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Yes, but will he beat the "rap"?

http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/content/Item/19/11/76/i191176sq01.jpg


19 posted on 12/26/2005 10:01:41 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: kcvl; All

MSNBC is live with the details


20 posted on 12/26/2005 10:15:30 PM PST by MJY1288 (THE DEMOCRATS OFFER NOTHING FOR THE FUTURE AND THEY LIE ABOUT THE PAST)
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Thanks.


21 posted on 12/26/2005 10:16:46 PM PST by kcvl
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OOPS they are playing a rerun of yesterdays show with the "Scroll Bar" saying they captured him.... My Bad!


22 posted on 12/26/2005 10:18:17 PM PST by MJY1288 (THE DEMOCRATS OFFER NOTHING FOR THE FUTURE AND THEY LIE ABOUT THE PAST)
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Rappelling repellant recidivist rapist, Rapalo, recaptured.

Excellent news!


23 posted on 12/26/2005 10:26:33 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (Islam: a Satanically Transmitted Disease, spread by unprotected intimate contact with the Koranus.)
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Too bad he didn't accidently jump in front of a crusier. Now, he'll get 3 hots and a cot for ~10 years before riding the lightning.


24 posted on 12/26/2005 10:31:10 PM PST by Maigrey (Inspired by G_D, guided by JC, and kicked in the (backside) by TC. What a trio!)
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To: Hoodat

I wonder if he was here illegally? If so, he's just one more who slimed his way over the border to take advantage of innocent Americans.


25 posted on 12/26/2005 10:39:28 PM PST by singfreedom ("Victory at all costs,.......for without victory there is no survival."--Churchill--that's "Winston")
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Raping the 11 year old girls Americans won't rape...


26 posted on 12/26/2005 10:42:37 PM PST by djf (Bush wants to make Iraq like America. Solution: Send all illegal immigrants to Iraq!)
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Too bad he didn't accidently jump in front of a cruiser.

That's reserved for cop killers down here in Miami-Dade. Used to be they would try and jump from a patrol car moving at 70mph over a bridge and wouldn't you know it...those durn cars always had defective restraint systems...

Now, he'll get 3 hots and a cot...

Ever see the HBO series OZ? That's pretty accurate. I speak as a former state of Florida parole officer.

before riding the lightning....

Old Sparky is rarely used these days. After an electrocution went wrong some years ago, and an artificial sponge was used instead of the required natural kind the guy got to feel his head and face erupt in flames before the end. So most death row inmates choose the lethal injection.

27 posted on 12/26/2005 10:48:57 PM PST by ExSoldier (Democracy is 2 wolves and a lamb voting on dinner. Liberty is a well armed lamb contesting the vote.)
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All that needs to be done is place this POS in general population and he will face justice very soon...

Got THAT right! Although they may be killers and drug dealers themselves, they've mostly all got families. And kids. Child molesters are referred to as short eyes. Don't know the origins of that term. But their life span is notoriously short in the Big House....

28 posted on 12/26/2005 10:52:03 PM PST by ExSoldier (Democracy is 2 wolves and a lamb voting on dinner. Liberty is a well armed lamb contesting the vote.)
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Sheesh... We can go to the Moon, but we can't make breakaway sheets?


29 posted on 12/26/2005 11:14:08 PM PST by LibWhacker
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Whats worse.. the chair for a rapest being raped 100+ times in prison?

Oh wait.. i know..

BOTH!

30 posted on 12/26/2005 11:19:01 PM PST by Pimpmygop (Pimp my GOP Ride!)
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Good News!!!


31 posted on 12/26/2005 11:28:02 PM PST by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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"...100+ times in prison?"

Tax payers shouldn't be required to house and feed this illegal animal.




32 posted on 12/26/2005 11:55:25 PM PST by This Just In ("Those are my principles, if you don't like them, I've got others" - Groucho Marx)
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...by rappelling down the building on bed sheets... Rapalo

Is that how he got his name or should the name have been a warning clue?

33 posted on 12/27/2005 12:04:18 AM PST by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all that needs to be done needs to be done by the government.)
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If there was any sense in our world, he'd be nutless before the next nightfall!!

well, my first inclination upon reading this was, execute him.

then I read your comment and thought, "that's probably what they'd do to him in a Muslim country."

Here, he's guaranteed due process (it's a check and balance against unjust power. with it, yes, some scumbags seem to get lucky. Without it, well, think of the torture rooms for dissenters). And a jail that has bars on the windows.

Ironic, isn't it? Must take the bad that comes with the good.

34 posted on 12/27/2005 2:33:31 AM PST by the invisib1e hand (whatever)
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To: the invisib1e hand

Ask me if I care if some dirt clod who raped 7 American girls and women, and happens to also be here illegally, gets due process.


35 posted on 12/27/2005 3:07:45 AM PST by djf (Bush wants to make Iraq like America. Solution: Send all illegal immigrants to Iraq!)
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Illegally here!


36 posted on 12/27/2005 3:10:30 AM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but Hillary's ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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According to authorities, someone visitng the correctional center asked officials about the bedsheets dangling along the exterior walls. The facility immediately went into lockdown and guards discovered the pair climbed through a vent in the ceiling, which dumps onto a seventh-floor roof.

Dumb..borders on incompetance.

37 posted on 12/27/2005 4:00:52 AM PST by Banjoguy (I will rot in Hell before I buy another Dell!)
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To: Carling

Reynaldo Rapalo, rappelling rapist, recovered.

Reminds of Pedro Medina, the guy who got electrocuted in ol' Sparky about 10 years ago-- when FLAMES SHOT OUT OF HIS HEAD!!!

Everybody was walking around singing 'Funky Hot Medina' for a few days.

I love Florida.


38 posted on 12/27/2005 4:08:58 AM PST by ovrtaxt (I looked for common sense with a telescope. All I could see was the moon of Uranus.)
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When Fox News showed him being placed into the cop car, the dude was wearing a fuzzy pink sweater under his sweatshirt -- what's with that?


39 posted on 12/27/2005 4:47:03 AM PST by berkeleybeej
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the dude was wearing a fuzzy pink sweater

Making himself more attractive to the welcoming committee back at prison?

40 posted on 12/27/2005 4:58:17 AM PST by peyton randolph (<a href="http://clinton.senate.gov/">shrew</a>)
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I think I'd rather give the men in those victims lives about twenty minutes alone with the POS vs the chair.....let him experience the pain and fear an not knowing if they will kill him or not as they put a world of hurt on "him".........then (if he survives that good time) stick whats left in the chair or stick him with a lead injection from a firing squad vs happy juice from a syringe.

Just my opinion of course....


41 posted on 12/27/2005 6:25:39 AM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. )
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Probably posing as a gay, thinking young women would think he's "cute". (Young women and people in general have been brainwashed into thinking that homosexuals are engaged in a harmless "lifestyle", but in reality they spread disease and sexually abuse children.)


42 posted on 12/27/2005 7:03:50 AM PST by pleikumud
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When Fox News showed him being placed into the cop car, the dude was wearing a fuzzy pink sweater under his sweatshirt

It was a particularly cold (for Miami, 42-47 degrees) evening last night and this morning, it was probably the only thing he could find.

43 posted on 12/27/2005 8:00:44 AM PST by Paradox (Time to sharpen ole Occam's Razor.)
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And did you see how he was laughing and joking with the guards? Yuck!


44 posted on 12/27/2005 9:21:34 AM PST by slyfoxvirden
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Excellent.

More social experimentation being conducted on "the little people" courtesy of our gutless elected officials.


45 posted on 12/27/2005 12:17:13 PM PST by headstamp (Nothing lasts forever, Unless it does.)
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part of Nafta


46 posted on 12/27/2005 12:32:15 PM PST by cope85
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47 posted on 12/27/2005 2:00:37 PM PST by KoRn (Merry Christmas!!)
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To: Hoodat

My thoughst exactly. Shot resisting arrest? Dang.


48 posted on 12/27/2005 2:24:07 PM PST by RetiredArmy (I have no faith in any politician or political party any more. They all lie for their agendas.)
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NOPE, He was an illegal

So, this is the kind of people the government wants to give amnesty to and allow them to stay???

49 posted on 12/27/2005 2:25:12 PM PST by RetiredArmy (I have no faith in any politician or political party any more. They all lie for their agendas.)
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So, this is the kind of people the government wants to give amnesty to and allow them to stay???

It's worse than that. This guy had overstayed a government issued visa. These are the ones we're inviting in. Not much vetting going on now. Can you imagine adding 20 million to the ones they can't keep track of already?

50 posted on 12/27/2005 6:06:32 PM PST by WatchingInAmazement ("Nothing is more expensive than cheap labor," prof. Vernon Briggs, labor economist Cornell Un.)
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