A rapist who used elaborate lies to lure two women to the same Manhattan rooftop has been arrested, report The Times and the Post. On New Year’s Eve, he claimed to be a police detective; in October, he claimed to be a hit man hired to kill the victim’s mother. He was out on bail for the first attack when the second occurred.
“We’re scared,” a resident of the West 153rd Street building told the Post. “We hope they fix the door because people come in and out and we don’t even know them.”
Meanwhile, sources tell the Daily News that security costs for the 9/11 trials will be about $200 million. The previous estimate was $75 million.
The decision to hold the trials in New York has been controversial, but at a press conference yesterday, Senator Chuck Schumer put forth a unifying sentiment: the desire not to pay for things.
“Some New Yorkers think the trials are a good idea. Some New Yorkers think the trials are a bad idea,” Schumer said. “One idea all New Yorkers agree on is that New York taxpayers should not have to pay a dime for these trials.