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NYPD officer accused of attempted kidnapping, threatening to eat women

An New York City police officer is accused of threatening to kidnap, cook and eat women in a bizarre plot where he fantasized about how "tasty" one victim looked and said it would be easy to roast a person in his oven, officials said Thursday.

Gilberto Valle, 28, of Queens, N.Y., was charged with two counts of attempted kidnapping. The criminal complaint against him includes transcripts of his alleged plans, in which he is quoted at one point as telling a co-conspirator that his oven is "big enough to fit one of these girls if I folded their legs."


"I was thinking of tying her body onto some kind of apparatus ... cook her over a low heat, keep her alive as long as possible," he is accused of saying in the July conversation.

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"She does look tasty doesn't she," he added, according to the complaint.

According to the criminal complaint, Valle had files on his computer that referred to at least 100 women, including photographs, addresses and physical descriptions.

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Ten of those women have been interviewed by the FBI and confirmed that they know Valle, the complaint said.

Valle had been assigned to the 26th Precinct in Manhattan before his suspension on Wednesday.      

He was expected to appear in federal court in Manhattan in court later Thursday. Lawyer information was not immediately available.