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Original post made by New news, Civic Square, on Aug 30, 2009

Garridos' neighbours reveal 'Creepy Phil's' drug-fuelled orgies with the hillbillies:
By Andrew Malone
Last updated at 1:28 AM on 31st August 2009

(This is such a bizzare and sad, sick, twisted situation.)

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After work each night, builder Mike Rogers liked to sit on his porch in Antioch, recover from the sweltering heat of the day and relax. But not when 'Creepy Phil' was having one of his strange parties.
The next-door neighbour was a wild-eyed 'crazy' with tents in his garden, odd male guests and a penchant for making the deadly drug crystal meth using household utensils. And, we now know, the kidnapper of Jaycee Lee Dugard.
As details of this dark and troubling story slowly come to light, the question that America is asking itself above all others is: how on Earth was Garrido able to carry out his despicable crimes in the heart of suburban California, without anyone noticing - and for 18 years?

Worse still, could others have known what was taking place there - and even been complicit in Jaycee's torment?

One thing is certain: at the heart of this inquiry lies the nature of the community where Garrido chose to make his home after serving just 11 years of a 50-year sentence for a previous sex attack. For contrary to initial reports, this is far from being mainstream, middle-class, suburban America.
Together with his new wife, Nancy, whom he had met while she was visiting her uncle in jail, Garrido settled in a crime-ridden backwater where nobody pries into anyone else's business - unless they are willing to pay the price.
'The people here are like hillbillies,' says one local film-maker. 'They are all shady and want peace to do what they do. You're liable to get shot if you go into someone else's yard.'
It was the perfect lair for Garrido. Prison had done little to suppress his predatory sexual instincts.
Details of Jaycee's torment have been beamed around the world. Yet according to his neighbour, the full, awful truth about what really took place here might be worse than imagined - far worse.

For with FBI agents now digging-up Creepy Phil's backyard and exploring his neighbour's property, Mr Rogers shudders at the memory of the sounds he heard when it was 'party time' next door.
Mr Rogers says 'perverts' in the area were regularly invited over by Garrido for sex, beer and drug parties and that the Garrido home was, in effect, being used as a brothel.
He watched groups of men arriving at the house on hot summer nights. They carried crates of beer. Mainly of Mexican appearance, they lit bonfires, played music and shouted and laughed late into the night.
They also took it in turns to enter a tent erected amid the junk in Garrido's backyard. 'I saw them entering the tent one by one,' he says. 'I saw them bobbing up and down and I thought, "My God, there is something sexual going on in there".'
Once, he peeped through a crack in the fence separating their land. 'These guys were unsavoury looking men,' he says.
'They were drinking beer and smashing the bottles on the ground. I thought they had a prostitute or something in there. I thought it might have been some kind of sex party or something. It happened quite often. They were different men each time.'

The men gave each other 'high-fives' when they emerged from the tent.
Mr Rogers discussed the matter with his brother Dean, who lives along the street. Both men agreed not to contact the police. They have since agonised over whether Jaycee and her two daughters were being 'pimped out' to strangers. 'I hope to God not,' says Dean.
By way of explanation he says: 'People don't even wave to each other or say hello here. You just pay no attention to what is going on with other people. That way, you don't get shot.'
Certainly, Walnut Avenue is a grubby, primitive and predominantly white area. Many of the homes are little more than wooden shacks with children playing in the dirt outside.

Drug and alcohol addiction are widespread; back yards are littered with cars and fridges. Astonishingly, the area is home to 144 rapists and paedophiles.
'People here live off the grid,' says one local police source. 'That means they use drugs, don't pay taxes and never pay their bills. They live as they want to - and pay no attention to anyone else. And everyone who lives here is very happy with that arrangement.'
The surrounding streets offer another insight into Garrido's twisted mindset as he held two generations hostage for his own sexual gratification. As darkness fell on Saturday, people scurried from dusty yard to yard, buying and selling crystal meth.
Highly addictive and responsible for making users' teeth fall out in a syndrome known as 'meth mouth', crystal meth, also known as crank, is an amphetamine which has swept the U.S. Experts say users experience unstoppable sexual urges.

Locals say Garrido, who had previously been addicted to LSD, was a 'tweaker' - the slang word for crystal meth addicts, whose habit leads to characteristic spasms of twitching - and that he was also reputed to 'cook' the raw materials for crystal meth in an old van in his garden. This 'laboratory' reportedly exploded last month. Again, neighbours did not call police.
That is the Antioch way. And there may yet be far worse to come. With the FBI diggers now in action, Mike Rogers suspects that murder will soon be added to the long list of sordid secrets emerging from his neighbour's home at 1554 Walnut Avenue

Comments (11)

Posted by New News
a resident of Civic Square
on Aug 31, 2009 at 12:06 am

It just gets MORE Bizzare and unthinkable. God Bless this woman, her children, her family and anyone this man got his hands and mind on.
We all really need to pay close attention to our children as a community.

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Posted by J
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 31, 2009 at 3:41 pm

I have heard the expression "MYOB" but I think observing things like "drunken sex parties" at your neighbors house, that disturb you while in your own yard, or vans where meth is cooking blowing up, warrant calling the authorities...
Unless, of course you don't want them to observe what you are doing in YOUR yard.

This article makes the people in that area sound about as civilized as a penal colony. What will come next? Stories of cannibalism? I find myself wondering if it could possibly be as bad as the story implies or if the media is playing it up for dramatic effect. This seems like a story that will be made into a tv movie in no time flat! Any guesses on who the actors will be??

Posted by MainStreetDiva
a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Aug 31, 2009 at 7:19 pm

MainStreetDiva is a registered user.

This guy makes me so sick.

I think all parole officers for registered sex offenders, ESPECIALLY for convicted pedophiles, should be women who have children of their own. Mother Nature gave us a few more hard-wired 'radars' that might have helped catch this worthless gutter-scum a bit sooner.

To help our state raise money and fight the deficit, let's have a raffle. The winner gets to pull the switch to kill this guy after he's been convicted. I bet we'd sell quite a few raffle tickets!

Posted by CEASAR
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Aug 31, 2009 at 8:03 pm

Please don't compare these creeps with Hillbillys.

Jed, Granny, Jethro, and Elle May are the best neighbors anyone could ever have.

Posted by patricia
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Aug 31, 2009 at 8:57 pm

patricia is a registered user.

Please keep in mind that this web link is to a British tabloid known more for sensationalism than for accurate information. Thus the 'hillbillys' and sex orgy stuff that has not been reported anywhere else. It's appalling enough without this kind of frenzy. Not that this man hasn't done terrible things and one does wonder how it went on for so long without people saying something, but if there had been frequent loud orgies that would be more widely reported (now, if not then.)

Posted by Not correct
a resident of Downtown
on Aug 31, 2009 at 10:59 pm

Although this article would not be found in main stream media it is accurate. I am familiar with sources involved in the actual investigation and what the man stated had been reported to the police in the past.

What is not clear, even to police is if these "parties" involved the victim and her kids.

The neighborhood is "off the grid" in a remote area of Antioch and riddled with meth Abusers, Addicts, Prositutes, Whte Trash and generally the scum of the earth. people do NOT normally call the police in this small remote area. Look at the area on Google Maps.

Posted by Guillermo Martin
a resident of Kottinger Ranch
on Sep 1, 2009 at 10:50 am

The Brits might have a slight flair for the dramatic but that depiction isn't too far from the Antioch/Oakley/Knightsen area out there or the, "Meth Triangle" as most locals call it. Our landscaping company has done numerous jobs out throughout Brentwood over the past decade & even some of my tougher guys that live in Pleasant Hill & Concord will tell me that they'll tough out the drive out on Vasco Rd. as opposed to driving through Hwy. 4 & the Pittsburg, Antioch areas. It's not worth their life they'll tell me. We've had one vehicle stolen & three others broken in over the past 8-10 years & the police have told us that in every case it's just somebody looking for money to buy drugs. Just take a drive out the canal side of Hwy. 4 & you'll see what I mean, it's a tough, mean & hard neighborhood.

Just a sad, sad, testament on the whole human condition. God bless that poor little girl & her children.

Posted by Shame
a resident of Downtown
on Sep 1, 2009 at 9:49 pm

Shame on humanity! How could any human be that sick? it's really beyond me?

Posted by matt lighten
a resident of Danville
on Sep 9, 2009 at 9:10 pm

We need to put all convicted sex offenders through a wood chipper. Fargo Style.

Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Sep 14, 2009 at 11:25 am

I hope that the survivor's of this horrific crime find comfort in this world.

Posted by Censored
a resident of Downtown
on Sep 14, 2009 at 1:06 pm


I agree with you on this one 100%

What a sad and horrific situation.

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