Not many people have the misfortune of encountering a serial killer but if they do, very few live to relay the tale. One young individual met a serial killer, talked to him, and even benefited from the encounter. Her story is one for the books.
Jamilah King was a sixth grader in 1987 when she met her first serial killer. And at only 11 years old, King recognized that the man just seemed off. The savvy preteen was playing basketball at a local playground when she ran into Andrew Cunanan - Gianni Versace's infamous killer. The repeat felon watched King make a few shots, and even complimented her skills, but he never attempted to harm her. When King finally realized that the man who liked her layups was more than just a little creepy (because he was, in fact, a very creepy criminal) she took to Twitter to share her recount of events. The social media realm didn't know how to respond.
Meeting A Serial Killer Is Always A Nutty Experience
Hi. I have a story to tell about meeting a serial killer. It's nuts. But it's true. So here goes.— Jamilah King (@jamilahking) January 18, 2018
And The '90s Were An Especially Nutty Time
It was the spring of 1997. I was in the sixth grade.— Jamilah King (@jamilahking) January 18, 2018
Who Doesn't Like Playing Basketball After School?
Every day after school, I'd go to the park by my house, the Panhandle, to play basketball.— Jamilah King (@jamilahking) January 18, 2018
There's A Probably A Reason The Courts Were Empty, TBH
One day after school, the park was more empty than usual. I usually practiced on the half courts. But the full court was open, so I was pumped.— Jamilah King (@jamilahking) January 18, 2018