12 Common Traits of Serial Killers - #2 Egocentric and Grandiose

Egocentric and grandiose

Jack the Ripper Alleyway London
Jack the Ripper alleyway in London. 
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Jack the Ripper thought the world of himself and felt he would outsmart police, so much so that he sent letters taunting the London officers. "Dear Boss," he wrote, "I keep on hearing the police have caught me but they won’t fix me just yet. I have laughed when they look so clever and talk about being on the right track. That joke about Leather Apron gave me real fits. I am down on whores and I shan’t quit ripping them till I do get buckled. Grand work the last job was. I gave the lady no time to squeal. How can they catch me now? I love my work and want to start again. You will soon hear of me with my funny little games. I saved some of the proper red stuff in a ginger beer bottle over the last job to write with but it went thick like glue and I can’t use it. Red ink is fit enough I hope ha. ha. The next job I do I shall clip the lady’s ears off and send to the police officers ... My knife’s so nice and sharp I want to get to work right away if I get a chance. Good luck."

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