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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS: Girls Were Afraid of Jaycee Dugard Kidnapper In High School

Sep. 5 2009, Published 4:39 a.m. ET

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High school classmates of Phillip Garrido, the man charged with kidnapping and holding Jaycee Lee Dugard for 18 years, reveal he was a misfit and unstable. In exclusive interviews with, people who knew him at Liberty High School in Bentwood, California, also reveal that girls at the school were frightened of him.

Many who knew Garrido then are still reeling from the news that they shared a classroom with a convicted rapist and kidnapper.

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an ex-classmate told "It makes me sick to talk about it, and to think I sat close to him in history class. What he did is inhuman."

Click here to read the police reports from Garrido's 1976 arrest for rape and kidnapping.

Another angered classmate, who wishes to remain anonymous, raged to "I'd like to have just one hour with that man, in a steel cage and kick the crap out of him.

Phillip Garrido

"The guy's a monster - preying on little girls like that. He needs to experience what they went through. I'm not that surprised. He was always a weird guy.

Click here to see photos of authorities towing Garrido's van from the crime scene on Sept. 5.

"In class if we were talking about a subject, he'd raise his hand and just start talking about something totally unrelated. He freaked a lot of people out."  Lois Freitas, mother of Garrido's former classmate Bill Freitas, told "He was a lone wolf, not a lot of friends, a misfit. He didn't really participate in extra curricular activities or go to the dances.

"My niece knew him as well. She said some of the girls were frightened of him. He seemed unpredictable and unstable."

Click here to read an FBI profiler's analysis of the shocking photos from the compound where  Jaycee Lee Dugard was held for 18 years.



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