Saturday, March 6, 2010

Sylvia Seegrist - Twisted and Disturbed

I've noticed lately that, despite the fact that the only graphic content to disturb me is the harm to children, every single post I've made so far has involved that in one way or another. Let's try and avoid this. Today, it's SYLVIA SEEGRIST!

As you can likely tell from the above picture, Sylvia Seegrist was a sane and intelligent woman who committed her crimes to express deep, political commentary.

Wait a second...no, sorry, she was actually a paranoid schizophrenic who didn't take her pills.

Sylvia Seegrist had an obsession with the military. She constantly wore green army fatigues, and so wanted to join the army. As it turns out, the military doesn't allow psychologically-insane women into the army. Funny though, how the American people allow psychologically-insane men into the presidency. ZING!

Seegrist, ever the cunning lady, spent a lot of time at the local mall. A mall she intended to be the venue for her shooting spree. Unfortunately...she wasn't THAT subtle. She would wear her army clothes in the spa, she'd harass customers, even talking about how great OTHER shooting sprees were. This strategy slightly backfired, however, because she tried to purchase a rifle at the nearby K-mart. The clerks in charge joked that they didn't have any in stock, and by "joked" I mean they were scared out of their mind from this woman. She eventually got a gun at a different store though, and on October 30, 1985, the day before Halloween, the shooting began.




She parked outside the mall and immediately shot at a man about 30 yards a way. Now keep in mind, when she missed, she was OK with that. She was just sort of walking and shooting, no real targets. If she hit, she hit. If she missed, she missed. Consequently, the man she missed, seeing the car she had driven in, popped the tire so she couldn't escape in it. This wouldn't matter ultimately, but A+ for effort, am I right?

As she was just outside the entrance, she shot and killed a two-year old who was...FUCK, I forgot about that...who was outside a restaurant with his parents waiting to eat. As she entered the mall and began firing she managed to kill two more people. Most people ran and successfully escaped when they heard the gunfire. This is where her spree comes to an end. John Laufer thought, since this WAS the day before Halloween, that this was some creep pulling a stupid prank. He LITERALLY walks right up to her and disarms her gun. WOAH! Close one! She forced her into a nearby store as mall security arrived, followed by real police. When one of them asked why she had done it, she said,"My family makes me nervous."



Seegrist was deemed competent to stand trial. She was deemed guilty, but also insane (despite being competent to stand trial. Obviously, there's a legal difference of some kind). She was sentenced to three life-sentences for the three people she killed and seven 10-year terms for each account of attempted murder. She currently resides in the State Correction Institution in Muncy, Pennslyvania. Legend has it that she remains crazy to this day.

EDIT: Okay, apparently she's not crazy. Big fucking deal. I didn't mean it. Next time I'll try and put an asterisk next to each statement I make as a joke so you people can tell the difference.

Fun Facts

*The rifle Sylvia Seegrist used was a Mini 14

13 comments:

  1. She does NOT remain crazy to this day. Naturally, she will always be schizophrenic, but her symptoms are medicated to the point that she thinks rather rationally.

    It's not a good idea to report a legend. You know what I mean?

    http://www.trutv.com/library/crime/notorious_murders/mass/sylvia_seegrist/10.html

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  2. Me thinks that a woman who does a trick like hers should be sent to FOB's in Afghanistan and passed around like a rubber doll...all lubed up. Not good for any other reason to stay on Earth.

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  3. Zing! ???? really? I thought nothng that day at the mall deserved a zing. Or for all these years later that it still haunts me

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    1. Hello,

      I am trying to do a project for class on sylvia. Trying to find individuals that came in contact with her. If you have any information that I would be able to use please let me know.

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  4. "She does NOT remain crazy to this day."

    It was a joke. Get over it.

    "Zing! ???? really? I thought nothng that day at the mall deserved a zing."

    I didn't say "zing" in reference to anything that happened at the mall, but rather about our system of government. So...

    It was a joke. Get over it.

    I run a blog about women who kill people, and have publicly stated that I'm not even remotely disturbed by anything other than when children are harmed. Do I seem like the kind of guy who is going to go out of his way to be politically correct?

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  5. Oh sarcasm.. I love it. Good blog! :P
    And i mean it, because I´m sick of all the websites and their "copy and paste" from wikipedia. Al least u didn´t do the same thing. Sorry about my english is not my native language.

    anonymous AKA andrea

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  6. Related to a Brenda?

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  7. you are all sick lol

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  8. BTW, Seegrist used a Ruger 10/22, not a Mini-14.

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  9. Wtf she's a psycho! I'm bipolar hopefully I will continue medication and not flip out or kill anyone. I haven't felt the slightest urge to harm anyone but the stories terrify me. The mental health crisis in our nation needs to be addressed from a preemptive position. Or I fear the fruit loops will all eventually jump the bowl.

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  10. actually, she was in the army briefly and kicked out of bootcamp. i was in her platoon

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    1. Hey Unknown,

      I was in boot camp with her too. Ft. Jackson,SC - A-3-1. I was in 1st platoon. She had issues back then. I remember one time in the chow hall, she talked about killing her parents and she threaten to kill us all once we made it to the firing range in basic. of course, she never got that far in basic.

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