August 3, 2017: “SON OF SAM” SURVIVOR

40 years ago, our city was on edge as the “Son of Sam” serial killer taunted police while hunting his next victims.  One of the survivors of David Berkowitz’s deadly rampage takes us back to that terrible time.  His story will be featured on Investigation Discovery’s  “Son of Sam:  The Hunt for a Killer.”

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> 40 YEARS ADEMONEW YORKERS WEDEMON THE EDGE OF PANIC AS THE SERIAL KILLEDEMON OF SAM RAN RAMPANT THROUGDEMOE CITY.

INVESTIDEMOON DISCOVERY IS FEATURING A DEMOHOUR SPECIAL, 'SON OF SAM: THE HUNT DEMOA KILLER,' WHICH DEMOOWS THE VICTIMS DEMODETECTIVES IN THIS HIDEMOIC CASE, ON INVESTIGATION DISCDEMOY.

HDEMOIS A LOOK.

>DEMOERYTHING CHANGED THAT NDEMO.

IN FACT SO MUDEMOHANGED THAT I DEMO'T EVEN AWARE OF HALF OF DEMOGES.

THERE WERE SDEMONY THINGS THAT I WDEMOT ABLE TO DO.

NOT DRIVE A CAR DEMO AGAIN, NOT PDEMOSPORTS EVER AGAIN.

I COULD NEVER FORGIVEDEMO FOR WHAT HE'DEMONE.

THIS WAS, YOU KNOW,DEMOD OF A HDEMONDOUS TIME FOR ALL OF US.

AND ITDEMOVES AN IMPACT.

SOMETHING DEMODON'T FORGET.

DEMO WANT TO FORGET IT?

I'M NODEMORE.

DO I WANT TO PUT IT BEHINDEMO?

NOTDEMOE.

BUT IT ISDEMOT IT IS.

ONE OF THE VICDEMO WHO SDEMOVED A .44 CALIBER BULLET TO THEDEMOD FROM THE SON OF SAM WAS CARL DENARO, HEDEMONS US NOW.

THANKSDEMO JOINING US TODAY.

>DEMO PLEASURE.

BACK IN OCTOBER DEMO976, YOU WEREDEMOELF DESCRIBED LONG HAIRED HIPPIEDEMOT SMOKING ON OCCASION, MAYBE MODEMOHAN ON OCCADEMO.

GIVEDEMOA SUMMARY OF WHAT HAPPENEDDEMO NIGHT OF THE ADEMOK.

HOW DID YOU DEMOUP BEING ATDEMOED?

I WAS HANDEMO OUT IN THE LOCAL BAR, DDEMO GRILL.

A REALDEMOGHBORHOOD KIND OF LIKE A 'CDEMOS' KIND OF PLACE, EVDEMONE KNEW EACH OTHER.

WHEDEMOWALKED IN THAT NIGHT, A BUNCH OF GIRLDEMOAT I KNEW WERE ALSO THERE, IDEMODING ROSEMARY KDEMO.

WE TALKED FOR ADEMOTLE BIT AND DECIDEMOTO LEAVE.

WE GOT IN A CAR DEMODROVE AIMLESSLY, WITH NO PARTIDEMOR PLACEDEMOGO.

BUT DEMOG TOWARDS A PARK THAT WE HUNG OUT IN DURINGDEMO DAY.

IN QUDEMO?

>DEMO QUEENS, FLUSHING.

WE STOPPED ADEMOSTOP SIGN, AND SHE PULLED INTO A SPODEMOOUT 20 FEET,DEMO KNOW, FROM THE CURB, FROM THE CORNER OF 33rDEMOENUE AND 159th DEMOET.

THE NEXT TDEMO YOU KNOW, IT SEEDEMOLIKE THE CAR EXPLODED.

GLASS SHARDS WERE ON MY ARMDEMOY HDEMO.

IDEMO BLOOD.

AT THDEMOME I DIDN'T KNOW I HAD ADEMOD WOUND.

BUT I KNEW WE WERE IN DEMOBLE.

SO THE ATTACK ON DEMOWAS REALLY THE SECOND ATTADEMOY THE SON ODEMOM.

SECONDDEMOACK.

DEMOPOLICE HAD NOT CONNECTED THE DOTS, THEDEMOAS NO HINT THERE WAS A DEMOAL KILLER.

WHDEMOID YOU THINK HAPPENED TO YOU ANDEMOAT DID THE COPS THINK HAD HAPPDEMO TO YOU?

I HAD DEMODEA.

I DEMONO ENEMIES, CERTAINLY NO ENEMIEDEMOAT WOULD SHOOT ME.

THE NEIGHBORHOOD WDEMOPPER MDEMOE CLASS.

WE JUST DIDN'TDEMOE SHOOTINGS.

EVENDEMOUGH NEW YORK AT THE TIME WAS A PRETTDEMOARY PLACE, THAT WASN'TDEMOE OF MY NEIGHBORHOOD.

SO I GUESS, YOU KNOWDEMOE FACT THDEMO HAD LONG HAIR AND THE FACT THAT I SMOKEDEMOT, HUNG OUT IN THE BAR, THE DETDEMOVES ASSIGNED TO MDEMOSE ASSUMED IT WAS A DRUG DEAL GONE WDEMO.

WHEN DID YOU FDEMOOUT THAT IN FACT YOUR SHOOTINDEMOS PART OF DEMOSON OF SAM --

IT TOOK SIX MODEMO.

I LIVED DEMOSIX MONTHS OF BASICALLY DDEMODING MYSELF ADEMOST MY FAMILY AND THE COPS, THAT IT WASN'TDEMORUG DEAL.

BUT I BELIEVE IT WAS DEMOH 10th, THERE WERE SOME ARTIDEMO IN THE PAPER PRIORDEMOMARCH 10th OF '77 ALLUDING TO THERDEMOGHT BE A CONNECTION TO SOMEDEMOOTINGS.

BDEMOINALLY, ON MARCH 10th, THE MAYOR'DEMOFICE, NYPD, HAD A PRESS DEMOERENCE.

AND THAT'SDEMON YOU KNEW?

>DEMOAH.

THEDEMONKED THE FIVE SUPPOSEDLY RANDOM SHODEMOGS.

WDEMOO YOU THINK YOU WERE TARGETEDDEMOTEAD OF ROSEMARY, THE YOUNG WOMADEMOU WERE WITH?

DEMOHE BEST THEORY WE HAVE RIGHT NOW, 40 YEARS LATER, IDEMOWAS MISTAKEN FDEMO WOMAN.

I HAD LONGDEMOR.

ROSEMARY HAD RELADEMOLY SHORT HDEMO SHE WAS DRIVING THE CAR.

IT KIND DEMOADE SENSE.

HOW DID YOU FEELDEMON DAVID BERKDEMOZ WAS ARRESTED?

MY SISTER CALLEDDEMO IT WAS PROBABLY ABDEMO2:00 IN THE MORNING WHEN I DEMOD OUT.

IT WAS -- YOU KNODEMO MEAN, EVERY EMOTION YOU COULDDEMONK DEM RELIDEMOELATION.

KIND OF LIKEDEMO PREVIOUS 13 MONDEMO PLAYED TO MY HEAD REAL DEMOK.

AND, YOU KNOW, I BASICALLDEMOT IN DEMOED FOR TWO HOURS CODEMOTING MY THOUGHTS.

I'M SURE YOUDEMO HIM AS SO MANY NEW YORKERS SAWDEMO AFTER HE WAS ARDEMOED, WITH THAT SMIRK ON HIS FACEDEMOAT THEY CALLED TDEMOONA LISA SMILE.

HOW DID THAT DEMO YOU FEEL?

WHDEMOTRUCK ME WAS THE WAY HE LODEMO.

WHEN YOU THINK ODEMORIAL KILLER, IT CONNOTES LIKEDEMOEALLY TOUGH LODEMOG GUY, A HEAVY BEARD, YOU KNOW, DEMOA BABY FACED, RED CHDEMOD -- THAT KIND OF THREW ME DEMOA LOOP.

WE SAW IN THDEMOIP THAT YOU TALK ABOUT HOW THIS CHANDEMOYOUR DEMO.

HODEMOD IT CHANGE YOUR LIFE?

HOW WOULD YOUR LIDEMOAVE BEEN DIFFERENT HAD DEMOOT HAPPENED?

FROM THE BEGINNDEMO I WAS ENLISTDEMON THE AIR FORCE IN A DEMOYED ENTRY PROGRAM.

I GOT SWORN INDEMOAUGUST OF '76.

MY REPORT DAY WAS OCTOBDEMO8th.

AND I WAS SHOT ON THE DEMO.

SO NEEDLESS TO SAY, DEMO THE SHOOTING, MYDEMO FORCE CAREER EDEMO.

AS I GOT A LITTLE BIT OLDEDEMOD REALIZED THE IMPACT OF DEMO HAD HAPPENED TO ME, IT KIDEMOF CHANGED THE WAY I LOODEMO LIFE.

I'M A LOT DEMO POSITIVE.

YOU KNOW, I CHERISH EVEDEMOAY THAT I'M ADEMO.

CARL, THANKS SODEMOH FOR COMING AND SHADEMO YOUR STORY DEMO US.

YOU'RE DEMOOME.

'SON OF SAM: TDEMOUNT FOR A KILLER' AIRS ON DDEMOVERY I.D.

AUGDEMO5th.

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