How the LAPD Turned an Innocent Man Into the ‘Teardrop Rapist’
Luis Vargas had the same kind of tattoo as the monster attacking teen girls, and cops used it to lock him up for 16 years while the real rapist roamed.
LOS ANGELES—Teresa tries to forget the Teardrop Rapist.
“No girl should go through that,” she told The Daily Beast in an exclusive interview, far removed from where she was attacked two decades ago.
Of course, there’s no forgetting what happened to her on June 5, 1998. While waiting alone at a South L.A. bus stop at around 6 a.m., a stocky man in a black skullcap with teardrop tattoos under his left eye walked up to the 15-year-old high school student.