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The house where Ted Bundy stole a Volkswagen Bug

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The house where Ted Bundy stole a Volkswagen Bug

On February 12th, 1978, serial killer Ted Bundy stole a Volkswagen Super Bug that was parked outside of this house in Tallahassee, Florida.

That Sunday evening, he was prowling around Old Town and Lafayette Park in search of a suitable vehicle to steal.

By this stage, he had already murdered three victims during his short but brutal stay in the Sunshine State. He was also falling behind on his rent at "the Oak" rooming house on West College Avenue.

Sensing that it was time to up sticks and move, he decided to leave "the Oak" in the early hours of the night and then head westward towards Alabama.

However, for this plan to work, he needed a reliable vehicle.

That evening, Rick Garzaniti and his wife parked their orange 1972 Volkswagen Super Bug outside this house on East Georgia Street and went inside to pick up their child.

According to Garzaniti, he left his keys in the ignition because they weren't planning on staying for long. They were simply going to collect their toddler from the babysitter's house and then leave.

However, once inside, the couple became distracted by conversation and the action comedy film Gator (1976).

When they finally left the house, they were shocked to find that the Volkswagen was gone.

By that point, Bundy was already on his way to Alabama.

Fortunately, his plan of leaving Florida and crossing the state line didn't pan out like he imagined.

During a quick stopover in Pensacola, a police officer noticed Bundy driving suspiciously and decided to run a tag on his vehicle. After finding out that the vehicle had been reported stolen, the officer pulled Bundy over and arrested him.

Where did Bundy steal the car?

The address and the GPS coordinates for this location are as follows:


515 East Georgia Street, Tallahassee, Florida, FL 32303, USA


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GPS coordinates

The latitude and longitude coordinates for the house are:

30.448450, -84.276402


The house is in the Lafayette Park neighborhood of Tallahassee.

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