London, Sept 13 (ANI): Phillip Garrido, the "American Fritzl", selected Jaycee Lee Dugard as his prey during a "child shopping" trip because she looked cute, his wife has told police in California.
Describing the precision that went into the abduction of the then 11-year-old Jaycee, Nancy told cops that they decided not to snatch the pretty blond girl with the gap-toothed grin that day in June 1991 because she was walking through South Lake Tahoe along with few school friends.
Instead, they apparently trailed her to her home before returning the next morning to complete their mission.
Garrido allegedly jumped out of their car and grabbed her as she walked to nearby a bus-stop, while her husband remained behind the wheel.
"That's the one I want," Garrido told her when he saw Jaycee in the resort town.
"She's cute, but she's with the other kids. Let's come back later and get her," she added.
After being briefed on Mrs Garrido's testimony by law enforcement contacts, Michael Cardoza, a Californian attorney and former prosecutor, relayed his coldly calculating words to the Telegraph.
"This was nothing less than a child shopping trip. It just makes their actions all the more horrendous and reprehensible," he said. (ANI)