BTW — Despite his name, his German father is Lutheran; his Jewish mom converted before marriage.
It’s fun to joke that at least he wasn’t found carrying a 32-oz. Mountain Dew and to think that thanks in ironic part to Goetz and Giuliani, the NYPD can now focus its considerable resources on such trivial pursuits.
Reached for comment by the New York Post, Goetz was eager to make one thing clear.
No, he had certainly not been high on that fateful 1984 night.
“[T]o perform as good as that, with shooting, I don’t think you can do it stoned,” he said.
“Mostly, though,” the Post continued, “he wanted to talk about squirrels.”
That winter night in 1984, Goetz snapped. The young men demanded five bucks. Apologists after the fact bleated that the poor kids were just pushy panhandlers who simply needed to polish their banter. Street smart people knew better, and the youths admitted their true intentions in court:
Being “asked” for smallish sums of money, or the time, is and was classic mugging foreplay.