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The pool Slasher Munnerstadt Affair: Since 2009, he has destroyed dozens of paddling. The local police chief talks about the difficult search for a serial killer – and speculation about the motive.
Who climbs night in Munnerstadt in gardens and slashes inflatable paddling pool on? Since 2009 has been raised in the Franconian village of this question. A total of 37 cases have been registered, the police. Investigators already thought the nightmare was over when, after the destruction of one paddling pool in September 2013 was approximately 22 months alone. But in the past week, three paddling pools were slashed again.
Stefan Haschke is particularly keen to settle the case. He leads since 2008 the police station Bad Kissingen, situated in the territory of Munnerstadt. In an interview, the 53 -year-old talks about difficult investigations and speculations to motive
SPIEGEL: The Pool Slasher Munnerstadt – a lone operator.?
Haschke: Of this we expect. Firstly, because there are no comparable nationwide quasi cases. This is a unique selling point for Munnerstadt and subsites. The crime scenes are separated by a few kilometers. And the procedure also repeats.?
SPIEGEL: Do you have fear of imitators
Haschke: I do not rule out that perhaps even a copycat was responsible – or could be in the future. Maybe someone says, given the public interest: I can bring the media relatively quickly up and running. But that’s speculation
SPIEGEL ONLINE:. How big is the pressure to solve the case
Haschke: It is not for us the big criminal case, behind the murder is. It’s still about property damage, usually by amounts of 50 to 100 euros. Other offenses it has never happened before. And there also is no evidence that someone is at risk to life or limb. But on our list of the cases that we want to clear up, the pool is still at the top slasher. We want peace comes.
SPIEGEL: For this they need a concrete clue. But that does not exist, or
Haschke: Unfortunately, the tracking is very thin. 2013 the perpetrator was seen by an attentive local resident. They described him as male, 25 to 30 years old and 1.70 to 1.80 meters tall. And once left the perpetrator a shoeprint in the earth. We also believe that this is a sporting man. After all, fences and walls to be overcome in order to get into the gardens
SPIEGEL ONLINE:. Which investigative leads to trace
Haschke: Cases are so scattered that surveillance measures offer little prospect of success. The offender is very careful, after all, he has remained undetected for many years. If colleagues are here in the countryside at night with the police car on the road, the perpetrator sees the quasi already when you drive into the village. Therefore, we do other things. But this I will not say anything
SPIEGEL ONLINE:. How do the affected
Haschke: The deeds of course worry the families and especially the children. The take that again completely different way: Man, I have a wading pool, and there is an evil man who makes the break. And parents as well as other people are present here in the region, the question of what motivation is behind the deeds
SPIEGEL ONLINE:. What do you get there to hear
? Haschke: If a night walking around with a knife in gardens and slashed pools, stimulates the imagination. Some believe that the perpetrator feels disturbed by planschenden children and their cries. The result for me but not make sense because not only a neighborhood or a street affected. I wrote a psychologist. The believes that actions were possibly committed by a parent whose child has drowned. Others say the slots is a valve of the perpetrator of suppressed desires. I’ve heard that it was a sexually uptight or someone with Oedipus complex
SPIEGEL ONLINE:. Do you care that people resort to vigilantism
Haschke: I did not feel that the atmosphere is so heated here. We appeal to the people: Be attentive but not provide the offender, but calls the police. In this respect, the media interest is positive. This increases the motivation to be the one who gives the decisive nod
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