I like to start my days gently, so it’s tea and toast with Matt and Katie on The Today Show. But this morning they were all atwitter about the latest installment of Dateline’s To Catch a Predator. Seems in this latest round they’ve upped the ante by making the predators do stupid tricks like take off all their clothes before they get in the front door. NBC’s Chris Hansen tells the tale on his blog.
Take Marvin Lakhan, screen name “Crazytrini85.” While chatting online with a decoy posing as a 14-year-old girl named Cindy, Lakhan has one of the most bizarre and graphic conversations we’ve seen. He says he wants to have sex with the girl in several rooms in her parents’ house and in the hot tub. Then he asks her if she has any pets. The decoy says she has a cat. You couldn’t make up what happens next. Lakhan asks if the girl will involve the cat in a sex act. She’s says she’ll give it a try if Lakhan will strip off all his clothes when he arrives at the house. It turns out he’s a man of his word.
To Catch a Predator is better than Cheaters, although it’s a bit much first thing in the morning. (Watch the clip)
– Fenton Bailey