Post by WelshChappie on Jun 7, 2014 15:46:47 GMT -8
Was thinking earlier about the seeming lack of investigation done on the part of the SFPD in the aftermath of Paul's murder. in regards to where Paul encounter's his fatal customer. We know that the pick up location was somewhere on or near Mason & Geary streets, which is in the middle of Downtown San Fran and it's Theatre District at 21:45 (9:45pm).
Surely at that time of evening, in such a populated and popular area, there were other people on the street and probably waiting themselves for a cab after coming out of one of the many theatres, and if so, surely someone, most likely several people, saw a man hail a cab from the area of Mason and Geary that they recognized as the same man portrayed in the Presidio Sketch? I mean, did the police even go to the area of Mason & Geary and speak with the regular Theatre goers? Did they speak with all other cabbies that were on duty that night in downtown San Fran to see if any other drivers were approached by a white male who said he was wanting to go to Pacific Heights and Washington and Maple area, but the cabbie couldn't because he had just had a radio dispatch to elsewhere?
Zodiac wiped down Paul's driver side door after he had execute him, does that mean when he walked up to Paul's cab to ask if he could take him to Wasington & Maple that the Zodiac opened Paul's drivers door and knew, therefore, his prints would be there? Why else would he wipe the handle to the drivers door down? If he spoke to Stine via his open drivers door then that would be easier for possible witnesses to recall.
There is just no way in my opinion he can hail a cab in such a populated area at peak time of likely activity and do so right on the side of a busy street and have nobody see him and remember when seeing the news the next day that a cab driver was shot dead in Presidio Heights, then followed by the composite, and nobody watching the news get chills and turn to teir friend or partner and say something like:
"Oh my God...it's him. That's the guy who I saw hailing a cab at Mason that night, he came out of the same play we were watching. I remember him because he opened the drivers door when the cab stopped and spoke to the driver before he got in. That sketch is certainly him, down to the thick black horn rim glasses" for example.