Nearly a hundred years ago in America there was a Ripper on the loose killing people at will. He would appear out of the darkness, stalk the unsuspecting, come up behind them and slit their throat, leaving the victims to die in a pool of their own blood. The police were baffled at the Ripper's ability to be able to murder in public without them ever being in the vicinity. Rumors started to spread that the ripper may be in fact a policeman, due to the Ripper's seeming sixth sense to know where the police were. The police then started to watch the police. Third party officials were brought in from other police departments to conduct interviews and keep suspicious police officers under surveillance. After months of investigations and interviews the police had come up empty handed. Meanwhile the killings continued.
Then one day a man was arrested. An eye witness said he had seen a man that matched the description of The Ripper who was waiting in an alley with a machete. The police closed in and made an arrest but did not release the fact that they had a suspect. They kept the suspect under lockdown for a week trying to get a confession out of him but much to their disappointment another killing was reported. They released the suspect and continued the search for the real Ripper.
The police, frustrated by their lack of progress decided to clear their desks of all other files and focus on The Ripper killer. Then in an unbelievable twist of fate the police picked up another suspect with the same description of the previously arrested man and The Ripper. They looked almost identical but once again as the police had the man in custody, thinking they had their man another person's head was slashed. Again, the police had to release the suspect they had in custody.
The Ripper's reign of terror continued to pile up the bodies like basketball points. Then a rookie cop was out on night patrol when he saw a man that fit the description of the Ripper but wondered if it was possible for the police to find three men who looked alike in three different cities. The cop watched the suspect as he followed a lady down the street, but then quickly turned off to talk with an elderly woman and the two exchanged hugs. The cop then turned away, disappointed he had the wrong man. He knew his observation of the man was nothing more than a little rookie excitement thinking he was about to make the big arrest.
The cop walked in the opposite direction. And only seconds later the man, also known as the Ripper, that was hugging the old lady pulled the knife out of her back and set her down in a doorway to die.