Last night, FX premiered its newest series The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story about the tragic 1997 murder of fashion icon Gianni Versace at the hands of Andrew Cunanan in front of his Miami mansion. Well now, a wild story has been unearthed on Twitter by journalist Jamilah King about meeting Versace's murderer.
According to King, the encounter took place in the Spring of 1997 in San Francisco, just a few months before the Versace murder. The 11-year old King, who was in sixth grade at the time, was at the park playing basketball one day after school. King soon noticed a man watching her.
King tried to ignore the man until he came and stood under the basket on the court. King said he looked sad, but decided to avoid the increasingly sketchy situation and leave. Then, the man stopped King to give a compliment and offer her a dollar. Clearly, the situation was getting sketchy AF at this point, but it doesn't end there. In a slightly comical moment in the story, King admits to being curious about the monetary offer because of the chance to buy some candy with the money.
Ironically, King even notes that it probably wasn't a good idea to take something from a stranger as the person "could be a serial killer." However, King clearly loved candy enough to have accepted.
Luckily, nothing bad ended up happening, but King recalls freaking out when seeing there was manhunt for a guy on a murder spree, the same guy King took $1 from for two Baby Ruth candy bars. King ended up telling the story to all her friends at school, but people were skeptical. King concluded the story with one final shout-out to Baby Ruth candy and by paying respects to all of Cunanan's victims.
While the main point of the story was to discuss the once-again relevant topic of the Versace murder, King also inadvertently ignited another debate. Are Baby Ruth bars underrated or rightfully held to a lesser esteem than other candy?
The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story airs Wednesday nights at 10 p.m. EST on FX.