Son of Sam serial killer is arrested

On August 10, 1977, David Berkowitz, a 24-year-old postal worker, was arrested and charged with being the “son of Sam”, the serial killer who terrorized New York for more than a year, killing six young people and injuring seven others. with a .44 caliber revolver. Because Berkowitz typically targeted pretty young women with long brown hair, hundreds of young women had their hair cut short and dyed blonde as he terrorized the city. Thousands more simply stayed home overnight.

After his arrest, Berkowitz claimed that demons and a black Labrador belonging to a neighbor named Sam ordered him to carry out the murders.