With a fascination in true crime entertainment continually being on the rise, people fail to realize that criminals aren't just reserved to the pages of novels and Netflix screens. They're alive and well and the FBI's 10 most wanted fugitives in the United States is undoubtedly proof of that harsh and often terrifying reality.
The 10 men on this list vary in age, race, and ultimately, the crimes they've committed. If nothing else, the FBI's most wanted illustrates the notion that crime is not one-size-fits-all. Just because someone doesn't "look" like a criminal, doesn't mean they aren't. To further that point, take William Bradford Bishop as a prime example. Added to the list in April 2014, the FBI describes Bishop as:
"Bishop was, and may still be, an avid outdoorsman, camper, and hiker. He had extensive camping experience in Africa. He also enjoyed canoeing, fishing, swimming, jogging, tennis, skiing, and riding motorcycles. Bishop enjoyed working out several times a week. He was also a licensed amateur pilot who learned to fly in Botswana, Africa.
"Bishop has an American Studies degree from Yale University and a Master's Degree in Italian from Middlebury College in Vermont. He was known to read extensively and may have kept a diary or journal. A longtime insomniac, Bishop reportedly had been under psychiatric care in the past and had used medication for depression. He drank scotch and wine and enjoyed eating peanuts and spicy food."
Doesn't fit the typical description of a man who could commit a heinous crime, huh? We're not trying to scare you, but it's important to be hyperaware of your surroundings and not less media bias distract you from the criminals all around us.
This post originally appeared on our brother site, FHM.