John Wayne Gacy

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John Wayne Gacy with the First Lady Rosalynn Carter.

John Wayne Gacy, Jr. (March 17, 1942May 10, 1994) was an American serial killer and sex offender known as the Killer Clown who assaulted and murdered at least 33 young men and boys. Gacy regularly performed at children's hospitals and charitable events as "Pogo the Clown" or "Patches the Clown", personas he had devised.

Quotes[edit]

  • You know, clowns can get away with murder
    • Quoted in Wolcott, Martin Gilman The Evil 100 Citadel Press 2004 p. 150.
  • Girls are no fun to kill. Guys are more interesting to kill.
    • Quoted by victim and survivor Robert Donnelly in: Sullivan, Terry; Killer Clown: The John Wayne Gacy Murders (2011), Pinnacle, pg. 284
  • All the police are going to get me for is running a funeral parlor without a license.
    • Quoted in Wolcott, Martin Gilman The Evil 100 Citadel Press 2004 p. 150.
  • The idea that I'm a homosexual thrill killer, that I stroll down the streets and stalk young boys and slaughter them... Hell, if you could see my schedule, my work schedule, you knew damn well that I was never out there.
    • Biography - John Wayne Gacy: Monster in Disguise. A & E Home Video, 2000. Watched March 1, 2010.
  • I would definitely not be homosexual. I have nothing against what they do and I don't deny that I've engaged in sex with males but that I'm bisexual.
    • Biography - John Wayne Gacy: Monster in Disguise. A & E Home Video, 2000.
  • When they paint the image that I was this monster who picked up these alter boys along the street and swatted them like flies I said "this is ludicrous".
  • That one mother [of victim] that gets on television all the time, who thinks I should get 33 injections, I think she ought to take 33 valiums and go lie down.
  • Taking my life will not compensate for the loss of the others. The State is murdering me.
    • Final words before execution by lethal injection. Quoted in Kozenczak, Joseph R.; Kozencz, Karen M.; The Chicago Killer: The Hunt for Serial Killer John Wayne Gacy (2003), Xlibris US, pg. 253

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