Attached are pictures of a van that tailed a vehicle shooting pictures for Google Street View. Looks like a stereotypical child rapist van, right? That's the thing: It apparently pulled out from beside the home of rapist-kidnapper Phillip Garrido.

The footage would have been taken before Garrido was caught for kidnapping an 11-year old girl, holding her captive in his back yard for 18 years and fathering two children with her. It was spotted by the commenters over at Boing Boing, and assembled by the site into a gallery of Google Street View images. Boing Boing co-founder Xeni Jardin estimates the van follows the Street View vehicle for at least six blocks.

A psycho like Garrido, who thought he could control "a set of voices" with his mind, would probably have been freaked out by a van festooned with cameras driving by his property even if he didn't have something terrible to hide, which, in any case, he clearly did. So maybe he was, as Jardin wonders, following the van in some sort of panic. Or maybe this is a neighbor's car. But either way, the images are now just a terrible reminder of how long this evil bastard was able to roam free while three humans were locked down in his yard.

(Images via Boing Boing)