The game while dating
In 1971, he obtained a counseling job at a New Hampshire arts camp for children using a slightly different alias, "John Burger".
a few months later, two children attending the arts camp noticed his photo on an FBI poster at the post office. By then, Tali Shapiro's parents had relocated their entire family to Mexico and refused to allow her to testify at Alcala's trial.
Some of the lies are little white lies (“I love exercising”) while others are serious lies that no one should ever be repeating (“I’m single,” when you’re really not).
Will you hang out a few more times until one of you cools off and ends it?
A major factor which adds to the existent stress and confusion during this period is game-playing.
They speculate that some of his photographic subjects could be additional victims. In 1964, after what was described as a "nervous breakdown", during which he went AWOL and hitchhiked from Fort Bragg to his mother's house, he was diagnosed with antisocial personality disorder Other diagnoses later proposed by various psychiatric experts at his trials included narcissistic personality disorder, borderline personality disorder, and (from homicide expert Vernon Geberth) malignant narcissistic personality disorder with psychopathy and sexual sadism comorbidities.
To evade the resulting arrest warrant he left the state and enrolled in the NYU film school, using the name "John Berger".