You wouldn’t believe on these surprising masquerades people
Just because you think you know somebody does not mean that person does not have secrets. Some secrets are innocent and harmless, while others are downright unbelievable. Here are some examples of people whom the world thought were just and fair, but that could NOT be farther from the truth.
1 Mafia Police
Tom Brown was a member of the ‘Purity Squad’ of St. Paul Police Department, and model police officer in the eye of the public. He gained fame in the police force by hunting down and killing an escaped gangster being tried for murder, after which he was set about to rid the streets of the rest of their kind. However, Tom found the darker side of law more alluring and spiraled into a life of crime hidden by the uniform he wore. He became the Chief of Police with the help of some of the most notable names in crime, such as Leon Gleckman (a.k.a. Al Capone of St. Paul) and John Dillinger. His life of crime caught up to him in the end, but he only received a ‘slap on the wrist’ as Brown did not face charges, he was only removed from the police force by the new mayor.
2 Crack Commandments
Coming from San Antonio, Texas, Sam Hurd was a prodigy, being a state football star during high school, continuing to become a standout at Northern Illinois University. He signed with the Dallas Cowboys in 2006, and with the Chicago Bears in 2011 after his release five years later. He gave his teammates the impression that he was a devout catholic, “quoting the bible and always friendly” and even had bible scriptures tattooed on his torso. What the world did NOT know, though, was that the football star was a drug baron who made about $700,000 per week before being arrested after buying cocaine from an undercover agent, which was a set up orchestrated by his friend and an informant.
3 Angel of Death
Jane Toppan, born in Honora Kelley in 1857, was a person with a single problem. She found herself sexually aroused by taking people to the brink of death and back to life before sending them right back to death’s door, and being a certified nurse, she had all the liberty she needed to carry out her sick fantasies. Having led a tumultuous childhood, she took up nursing school at Cambridge, but was expelled due to her fanatical interest in autopsies and the mysterious death of two patients who were receiving her care. She then forged her certification and began her own private home care, which became her experimental ground for almost 20 years. After Toppan’s arrest, she confessed to killing 31 people and was sentenced to the Taunton Asylum in Massachusetts and remained there until she died in 1938.
John Leonard Orr came to be known as an extremely capable Fire Captain, who rose to the rank of Arson Investigator. It came as a huge surprise to everyone when he was arrested for arson, solely responsible for over 2,000 fires causing millions of dollars in damages around the Los Angeles area. Having had the acute knowledge of how arson investigators and firemen are trained and what they search for, Orr had many cards up his sleeve to evade arrest, but was finally brought to justice based on evidence found at a site he had attempted to burn down, but was thwarted before the flames could spread.