How They Were Caught: Son of Sam

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  • Published: 03 August 2019
  • The serial killer that brought the city of New York to a standstill.
    Credits: https://www.buzzfeed.com/bfmp/videos/84147
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    Four Heads, Isolated on White
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    Car Trip
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    Lady Justice Statue
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    Man looks at loaded revolver in silhouette lighting inside
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    suspect surrendering
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    New York east side
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    Male Hand Takes Two Metallic Keys From The Table.
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    Frontal muzzle flash from shot in black gun chamber. Flashing gunfire slow-motion.
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    Fire Truck Responding.
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    City river winter night
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    Typewriter typebars macro slow motion
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    Unrecognizable person aiming gun at victim, murder-for-hire, criminality level
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    Barbed wire on the background of a gloomy cloudy sky.
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    Close up of Male hands typing on the old typewriter.
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    Outside shot of 1 Train Subway in NYC
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    Law enforcement officer writing murder suspect statement, danger occupation
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    Business executive dialing a number on a vintage rotary dial phone and holding the receiver, hands close up
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    Cool policeman reviewing case papers, looking for clues, working in office
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Comments • 989

  • Marijuana know something?

    I thought the dog telling him to kill was made up for the movie. Now I don't know what to believe

    • Cursed
      Cursed  2 days back

      Sooooooo, are we gonna talk about how Son of Sam’s neck is thicc af?

      • Micaela Royo
        Micaela Royo  2 days back

        I love that at the end they said Harvey was a good boy for the rest of his life ❤❤❤

        • Johnny Garcia
          Johnny Garcia  3 days back

          Son of Sam, a serial killer who didnt even have a 50% murder rate.. 7 of his victims survived including a dog named Harvey

          • mindy tenerias
            mindy tenerias  3 days back

            Wow. He was a terrible shot. Not that killing everyone would be better. But I'm saying wow.

            • Locke Lafleur
              Locke Lafleur  3 days back

              thanks for telling me davis’ dog was named snowball

              • TheCONZ I am
                TheCONZ I am  3 days back

                Why does he narrate so fast :/ I’m trying to process everything but really can’t

                • max mackinlay
                  max mackinlay  4 days back

                  Why would the narrator leave out the name of the neighbour who owns Harvey? I mean that's the whole point of how Berkowitz got his nickname. Sam was the neighbour who owned Harvey who supposedly controlled the killers thoughts.

                  • Juliette Mor
                    Juliette Mor  5 days back

                    Awww come on my birthday is July 31st

                    • Juliette Mor
                      Juliette Mor  5 days back

                      My grandpa was one of the decoys for when they tried to catch him

                      • Lizeth Camacho
                        Lizeth Camacho  6 days back

                        How am I just finding out about this series!! I love them!

                        • Sam Chin
                          Sam Chin  6 days back

                          I'm not a father tho ☹️

                          • Jessie Reiter
                            Jessie Reiter  6 days back

                            “Don’t worry, Harvey survived”


                            O thank god I only care about the dog 😂

                            • idonthaveacoolname1
                              idonthaveacoolname1  1 weeks back

                              Son of Sam were cult killings.

                              • • Twollie •
                                • Twollie •  1 weeks back

                                My boy Sam lost is v card

                                • Cami Ferrell
                                  Cami Ferrell  1 weeks back

                                  So did he have an old girlfriend with short brown hair? Or like his mom? Or someone that he wanted to like him?

                                  • john b
                                    john b  2 weeks back

                                    RIP Mac Miller 🕊

                                    • Brittney Babeee
                                      Brittney Babeee  2 weeks back

                                      How DARE Berkowitz tarnish Harvey’s name like that?! *HARVEY WAS A GOOD BOY!!*

                                      • hxnnxh
                                        hxnnxh  2 weeks back

                                        kinda dope he was just like “i’m sam”
                                        and then pleaded guilty

                                        • Bridget Gellor
                                          Bridget Gellor  2 weeks back

                                          Thank goodness Harvey survived...

                                          • Alondra Correia
                                            Alondra Correia  2 weeks back

                                            YONKERS IN THE HIZZOUze

                                            • LaciBoo 13
                                              LaciBoo 13  2 weeks back

                                              Yönkers, New York

                                              • Majdi Issa
                                                Majdi Issa  2 weeks back

                                                1:15 the fact that he has the same family name as me is kinda creepy not gonna lie...

                                                • Harmony
                                                  Harmony  2 weeks back

                                                  So.... who's Sam?

                                                  • Spoderman
                                                    Spoderman  2 weeks back

                                                    Son of sam reminds me of bob from "that 70 show" thats why i cant take him serious 😂

                                                    • Spoderman
                                                      Spoderman  2 weeks back

                                                      What if harvey was really evil that's why he survive the gun shots 😈

                                                      • Julio Jaramillo
                                                        Julio Jaramillo  2 weeks back

                                                        Anyone here after mindhunter ?
                                                        👍🏻🤙🏼🤙🏼

                                                        • Samuel Cohen
                                                          Samuel Cohen  2 weeks back

                                                          Whew, glad Harvey survived

                                                          • Bizarre Bazaar
                                                            Bizarre Bazaar  2 weeks back

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                                                            • Jesi Colon Rodriguez
                                                              Jesi Colon Rodriguez  3 weeks back

                                                              “Harvey was a good boy for the rest of his life.” 😁😁😁

                                                              • Emilliana Urenda
                                                                Emilliana Urenda  4 weeks back

                                                                Am i a monster for only caring that the dog survived

                                                                • Payton Campbell
                                                                  Payton Campbell  4 weeks back

                                                                  This was a buzzfeed unsolved I think because I remember all of this

                                                                  • lagaman11
                                                                    lagaman11  4 weeks back

                                                                    He later admitted that the "Dog made him do it", correct? At least that's the way Mind Hunter played it out in the series.

                                                                    • Dev Patil
                                                                      Dev Patil  4 weeks back

                                                                      Dog>>>>>humans

                                                                      • Dev Patil
                                                                        Dev Patil  4 weeks back

                                                                        How dare you hurt Harvey biatch....

                                                                        • Chuck Y
                                                                          Chuck Y  1 months back

                                                                          What does mo mean

                                                                          • Allison Jackson
                                                                            Allison Jackson  1 months back

                                                                            Please continue to make How They Got Caught. Because I think they are very interesting and educated people how even the worst of humanity can be brought to justice.

                                                                            • afraidnessx
                                                                              afraidnessx  1 months back

                                                                              “Harvey continued to be a good boy for the rest of his life”
                                                                              *happy noises*

                                                                              • sydofthelostcities
                                                                                sydofthelostcities  1 months back

                                                                                My best friend is actually closely related to the Son of Sam!!

                                                                                • lil chxrrpp
                                                                                  lil chxrrpp  1 months back

                                                                                  All done at or a little after 3am. Ritualistic killings. I'm almost *100% positive*

                                                                                • A dog
                                                                                  A dog  2 months back

                                                                                  I respect Harvey.

                                                                                  • trees are treasures
                                                                                    trees are treasures  2 months back

                                                                                    *hears that Harvey survived*
                                                                                    :)))))))))

                                                                                    • Ajay Choudhary
                                                                                      Ajay Choudhary  2 months back

                                                                                      "Don't worry Harvey survived"
                                                                                      Cos we obviously didn't worry when we heard about those humans being shot.

                                                                                      • Master Lavellan
                                                                                        Master Lavellan  2 months back

                                                                                        Anyone else really annoyed that the hammer didn't fall before the scene changed? xD

                                                                                        • Joshua Gaudreault
                                                                                          Joshua Gaudreault  2 months back

                                                                                          7 human survivors... and 1 dog survivor.... gotta say, doesn't sound like the prolific serial killer one would expect....

                                                                                          • ashton
                                                                                            ashton  2 months back

                                                                                            h a r v e y

                                                                                            • A stupid dumb dumb
                                                                                              A stupid dumb dumb  2 months back

                                                                                              The regular voice when they used from when he said “I’m sam”.....I cackled

                                                                                              • Deonte Taylor
                                                                                                Deonte Taylor  2 months back

                                                                                                If I see one more "Nancy Drew" add on these videos, theres gonna be an "Unsolved: Buzzfeed Attack."