What a Creep Season 16, Episode 3: Burt Pugach Obsessive Creep & “Crazy” Love Story

What a Creep
Season 16, Episode 3
Burt Pugach

Burt Pugach made headlines in 1959 when he was convicted for stalking and blinding his girlfriend Linda Riss, who dumped him over his lying and selfishness. 14 years later, they got together and were actually married for decades afterward. Here is the true story about one of New York’s strangest crime cases.

Sources for this episode:
· Burt Pugach Wikipedia
· Burt Pugach NY Times Obituary
· Burt Pugach 1961 Trial NY Times
· The Daily Mail UK June 2022
· Crazy Love by Dan Klores & Fisher Stevens on Amazon Prime
· Orange Pulp Films 2011
· Gothamist
· A Very Different Love Story by David Stainback (1976)

Trigger warnings: Domestic violence, stalking, and general assholery

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