You never really know the people you meet.


Someone that's outward appearance is pleasant, charming, and maybe a little too into your doll collection could end being revealed as a mass serial killer who takes the heads of their victim's dolls.

Sound a little too much? You'd be surprised.

Reddit user, u/Specific_Nature_4450, wanted to hear who they should avoid when they asked:

Who was the most dangerous person you've meet?

You can meet people randomly, anywhere, who might possess more than what's on the surface. Either their past, or their present, dictates their capabilities, and if you say or do the wrong thing, they could lash out at you at any moment.

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"My ex. He was handsome and charismatic and very charming. Like a monster in beautiful sheep's clothing. Suddenly after a few fingers of Brandy, he made Charles Manson look inviting. It took 4.5 years, a hostage situation, a SWAT team, and me changing my name and moving 5 states to get away."

"Some people need warning labels."

SaraSmashley

Needing Something To Help Change

"A guy who I knew for a long time, was extremely friendly and overall a nice guy, we used to live in the same building but didn't hang out often."

"Time passed and I didn't see him for years, though he headed back to the state his family lives at, pretty far from where I live, instead, I learned after he got released that he went to prison for 7 years for drug dealing and [selling] illegal guns, turns out the guy was kind of a big shot in organized crime [around] the area, never suspected a thing."

"Now days he did a completely 180°, his daughter was born and he's working in a honest job, I'm glad things are looking better for him, still kinda weird, I used to play soccer with the guy and thought I knew him well, when in fact I knew nothing about him..."

Praise_The_Casul

Not Full Of It

"So seems like everyone is naming off various criminals. I was in the military (not me or any of my close buddies, I was a mechanic). One of the instructors in my training company was a sniper with many deployments and a slew of confirmed kills. Sometimes instructors like to hype themselves or fellow instructors up to scare recruits. Well I ended up running into him a few years later on deployment and turns out he was indeed not full of sh-t. He was about to board one of birds to go out on a mission. One that ended being "successful". Also, outside of boot camp, he was a very calm and genuinely nice guy. Unless you were the enemy of course"

Myroosterissmall

Cultural Differences

"I once met a violent felon from England who had just been released from prison. My cousin took me to a random house party, I started a conversation with the other person that seemed awkward there. Turns out they had just been released from prison recently for violent offense. To make matters worse, instead of flashing him the peace sign as I left, apparently I made a vulgar gesture and I had to get to the vehicle quickly."

sivrag

It's always the ones you least expect, right? The ones who are maybe a little too quiet, or maybe a little too nice, who reveal themselves to be the most deadly.

A Lot For Someone Under 18

"Grew up with a kid on my street in a small town. He was a few years older than kinda a punk as a kid, but we all were. Used to skateboard, rollerblade and he would show me Explicit music when I was too young to get it myself. Come high school time we never really associated because he had gotten heavily into drugs. Got into a bad meth deal and went back and blew their heads off a few blocks from our houses… After the whole story came out, it turns out they had tied him to a chair and burnt him with cigarettes repeatedly. Obviously killing someone is wrong but, I'm fairly certain a child doesn't deserve full punishment for killing 2 men who tortured him. I'm pretty sure he got life in prison before he even turned 18"

DivergentSpeculation

Almost Hired Them

"We had a young carpenter come to our home to discuss a remodeling job when we had young children."

"Very soon afterward there was an article in the newspaper about him - how he had been accidentally released from prison. He had murdered a small child, and was sent back to jail."

"I've always wondered what could have happened if we had hired him, and our children had been rambunctious and annoyed him....."

Swedishpunsch

Not Where I'm Supposed To Be

"Some guy I met in county jail. GP was filled up, so they put me on the psych floor. I figured he was just there for a minor thing because he didn't seem like a bad guy. Turns out he killed two people over a drug deal gone bad. Dismembered their bodies then just left them like that in an open field to send a message."

M_Severin

"Why were you in the same pod as them? What crimes were you in for damn"

dlyselxicssuck

"Warrant for unpaid speeding tickets. Back then, county was so full, they just put you wherever there's space to fit a new body. They didn't care."

M_Severin

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You Think You Know Someone...

"The security guard at my office building was the nicest guy. Always greeted everyone by name, always remembered little details about people, like, "Hey, how is your dog doing? Did everything check out at the vet?" And so on. Told me he was patrolling the lot, and noticed the air in my tires was getting a bit low, and to be careful."

"One morning, he came in, was telling jokes, smiling as always."

"Later that evening found out he had killed his wife and young son the night before, and came into work like nothing happened!"

CentiPetra

Never Let Age Or Stature Indicate Capability

"Something similar happened to me. This girl I wouldn't say was scary in the sense of stature or physically scary at all, though she was pretty weird. So I worked at phone store a couple years ago and she came in with her mom, she's probably high school aged if I recall correctly, so they come in and this is the 2nd time in a week or so so I help them out again, they buy 2 phones and 2 smart watches and finance it all on their account, both happy as can be laughing and making conversation."

"I show up to work the next day and my manger is talking about something in the news, apparently [Insert girls name] had taken her best friend out into the woods and shot her in the back of the head the day before she came in and bought some stuff from me. I spent probably a good 2 hours with her. Pretty crazy stuff."

saucyseawolf

Dungeons & Dragons & Murder

"Similar - A guy I used to play D&D with ran the game from his basement. He told us one week to move our stuff from the table to a shelf if we were going to leave it there because he was going to do "spring cleaning" in the late summer. The room looked clean but what ever. He "forgot" to do it that week and had us to it the next week (2nd friday). Then the third friday when we gamed again he got a call from the cops asking if he knew anything about his ex from 10 years ago that was missing. He told us all he had nothing to do with it.

That following Monday he was swated, the cops searched his house and took his truck. A month later they found an odd stop on his trucks GPS. After checking that stop they found her body."

"The entire time he was acting like his normal self other then "being tired from cleaning". He is now sitting in jail. I wrote him once. He acts like nothing is wrong and that he will be out "soon" even though its been a full year. I hope he rots."

NickeKass

Guru Gone Wrong

An AA guru who used his "status" to physically abuse and stalk women. If the women didn't like it, they were asked to look at "their part" in his violence against them. The guru had the program wrapped up.

The group conscious supported the member and enabled him to continue the abuses and stalking... for decades. It's probably still going on.

I get that it's a good program, but there's a dark side that supports horrific abuses.

my_kare

The Yorkshire Ripper

Not me but my mom, when she was in college she met a guy who asked to buy her a coffee, she said no but the guy kept following her till she got college, worried something might happen she got her brother to pick her up from axhool.

A few years later it turned out the guy she met was Peter Sutcliffe, The Yorkshire Ripper, thank god she didn't get that coffee…

Surevibe

Be wary.

You never know who you're talking with.

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