This celebrity goo was created by player Lori Lancaster.
Scott Hardie provided the source image, gooed image, and category, made minor changes to the clue provided by Lori, and wrote the explanation.
publication date: Sunday, November 2, 2008 (part of Round XXXVI)
clue: No amount of mechs, maids, or sera fuku (sailor suited) clad girls in the world could have saved you from this knife wielding truck driver. Oddly enough, checking out a popular cell phone BBS could have.
explanation: In June 2008, Katō was a truck driver who drove into a crowd at an anime shopping district and stabbed twelve people before being detained. Before the attacks, he had boasted in a cell-phone forum of his plans. more…
solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Joanna Woods, Matthew Preston, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Amy Austin, Jerry Mathis, Sarah Kyle, and Samuel Franklin