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Anthony Antonucci was 15 years old at the time back in 1975.  In May of 1975 he was hired by John Wayne Gacy - who some believe to be the worst serial killer in the history of the United States - to work at a contracting company owned by Gacy called PDM.   Gacy killed at least 33 people and very likely more than that.  Gacy regularly hired high school males to work for him at PDM.  

Gacy had a set routine which he used to do his evil deeds.  He would first show his intended victim a magic trick and then show him a pair of handcuffs that he himself got out of and then put them on his victim and asked them to try to get out of them.   However in the case of Antonucci it backfired on Gacy as mentioned in this excerpt from John Wayne Gacy's Wikipedia entry:

"In May 1975, Gacy hired 15-year-old Anthony Antonucci. In July 1975, Gacy went to Antonucci's home. The two drank a bottle of wine, then watched a heterosexual stag film before Gacy wrestled Antonucci to the floor and cuffed his hands behind his back.  One cuff was loose and Antonucci freed his arm while Gacy was out of the room. When Gacy returned, Antonucci—a high school wrestler—pounced upon him. He wrestled Gacy to the floor, obtained possession of the handcuff key and cuffed Gacy's hands behind his back. Gacy at first threatened Antonucci, then calmed down and promised to leave if Antonucci would remove the handcuffs. Antonucci agreed and Gacy left.   Antonucci later recalled that Gacy told him: "Not only are you the only one who got out of the cuffs, you got them on me".

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5 hours ago, RichB said:

It looks like the assault on Anthony preceded most, if not all, the murders

 

Wow! That’s sad to think that they all could have been prevented if he had gone to the police

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8 minutes ago, Eagle26 said:

Wow! That’s sad to think that they all could have been prevented if he had gone to the police

But the guys didn’t know that would be the result of it and was probably freaked out by the whole situation to immediately tell someone about it.  Even if he did Gacy world be out of jail quick enough to continue his sick ambitions.   In retrospect it super sucks, but don’t hold it all over his head.    

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9 hours ago, MadMardigain said:

But the guys didn’t know that would be the result of it and was probably freaked out by the whole situation to immediately tell someone about it.  Even if he did Gacy world be out of jail quick enough to continue his sick ambitions.   In retrospect it super sucks, but don’t hold it all over his head.    

True. Not trying to blame him, but it’s a terrible situation for sure. Makes you think about all the what ifs 

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