Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer was based on his guy. Not sure if they didn’t get the memo about him being a fraud or if they just liked the story and ran with it anyway. Henry Lee Lucas basically lied to a Texas sheriff about his involvement in hundreds of murders and the sheriff bought it. Perhaps because he wanted to be the guy who took down the most prolific murderer of all-time,
perhaps because he wanted to help other cops “solve” murders to give the cases closure, or perhaps because he was just gullible. Anyway, it was all exposed when people started realizing that he was admitting to murders committed just a day or two after other murders he admitted to across the country. Even better, he admits to these murders when they can show work and probation records that
have him in entirely different locations. So, this guy with an 87 IQ fooled all these cops into thinking he was a monster because that’s what they wanted. Can’t make this shit up.