Phillip Garrido has been accused of wearing many hats lately: rapist, pedophile, kidnapper. Here’s one you probably didn’t know: songwriter.
Mark Lister, a business acquaintance of the man accused of holding Jaycee Lee Dugard captive for 18 years, said Garrido gave him compact discs featuring his work, telling them, “Someday, they’re gonna be worth a lot of money.”
Lister said Garrido, dubbed “Creepy Phil” by neighbors — gave him the CDs three years ago in hopes of getting him a record deal after hearing Lister had friends in the music business.
Lyrics to the Doors-influenced tunes — which have a sharp double meaning in light of the accusations Garrido currently faces — include: “Every pretty face, in the human race, being abused and used as devices” … “Little starlight (the name given to one of the girls he fathered with Dugard) in the morning sun, precious eyes, you’re my lovely one.”
“I played them and listened very closely to the lyrics and I believe had written the songs I believe, about Jaycee and her daughters and possibly, some of his activity in the past, which is absolutely horrifying,” Lister said.
Lister said he is planning on selling the songs to benefit a charity foundation.
Jaycee was allegedly snatched at age 11 by Garrido and his wife, as she waited at a bus stop in South Lake Tahoe, California in 1991. The alleged sexual abuse by Garrido began almost immediately, and she subsequently gave birth to two babies in the backyard prison. Garrido is in custody on suspicion of various kidnapping and sex charges. His wife, Nancy Garrido, 54, is also in custody on kidnapping charges.