Now, the title statement may appear to be misquoting the Zodiac with what it was He said, and you'd obviously be correct. but it is a word replacement that is not in error, but deliberate.
Zodiac may make a statement, even believe in it's accuracy if He wishes and believe He genuinely did not get caught because He's a walking example of brilliance, brilliance that wears horn rimmed specs which worked wonder for C. Kent to hide any resemblance to His Alter Ego of Superman (Yes I know, It worked in the fictional realm where every person must been either blind about to go blind or were just absolute idiots who will not recognise their own Mother once she remove her Specs) but in the real World, donning some specs ain't gunna fool anyone. People can, should they choose to do so, believe that the Zodiac was simply intellectually superior, too clever for any fellow man. As I see it, however, the truth is much more boring and simple. . . The guy was just one lucky SOB, not a criminal genius of any type or sort.
Zodiac was no where near too clever for those that were pursuing His imminent detainment, He had luck on a scale that almost defies random chance laws. Let's have a look at some examples of many. . .
Lake Herman: There is one quiet period of 20 Minutes that night that a would be killer could happen to pick by coincidence to enable a successful escape and remain unseen by potential passing vehicle & their witnesses inside them and, chance and luck on His side, 20 min gap is found and taken advantage of. Ok we may say: "Lucky boy Z, you lucked out picking 11:15ish to open fire at.
Lake Berryessa, Dave Collins mentions Cecelia saying She & Bryan were observing passing boats until some guy ducked behind a tree. When He emerged and remained out on that Island totally exposed for at least 10 to 15 minutes, once again the World seems to stop so that the lunatic can don His hood and stand there into the double digits in minute's wise and the boat,s that had been sailing and speeding by now stop totally, that is until He in the hood has walked away and left the Island. The World then commences as usual and a minute or so after our stab frenzy lunatic has walked off, Bryan observes a boat come into view passing the Island.
Two incidents of luck of astronomical odds against hing just coincidentally, pretty unlikely to y the least but, wait, what's this, could it be. .....YES, HIS LUCK JUST RAN OUT, HA!! Oct 11 absolute astonishing run has come an abrupt end within the Headlight of a police car driven by Don Fouke of San Fran's Police Dpt. Now He along with His crew cut are up a creek without a paddle....oh wait, here someone with a f**** paddle to offer by informing all SFPD Patrol Cars their radio's ."ALL UNITs PLEASE BE ADVISED, SUSPECT IN CAB DRIVER HOMICIDE IS A BLACK MALE, ADULT, 5 FT 10" And at this point I have to offer them a 'Ohh now go away, this is bull shit now, there's Luck and then there's taking the piss!
I mean If I could have a hypothetical bet, I ponder what a bookie would offer as odds on these three scenario's playing out in succession that ultimately led to the person responsible getting away time after time, even when He's decided to present his guilty self on a silver platter in P Hghts they refuse to arrest Him.
"The Police shall never catch me because I am the wrong color for them."
As some day it will happen that a Retarded dispatcher is found,
I got Him on my list, no name I find exists.
Theres the retard racist who is color deaf and blind,
A suspect and his color i give up not can find,
See it really does matter when incompetence gets dismissed
A chance to capture has now been Missed, forever some insist
PS You must print this in your paper as I just cannot resist,
needling blue meanies for chasing them that don't exist.
If He avoiding capture is due to being too clever for the other 6 or 7 Billion of us sharing the Globe with him then that's their right and the opinion to which we all are entitled to.
Personally, I've not seen an example I can use or think of super intelligent criminal genius that observes a vehicle, make note that it''s quite odd as it appears to have something stuck to its roof that's flashing Red & Blue colors all over the houses it is passing but it is making a God awful noise and, "OHH Balls! Shit shit shit, I remember now it's pulled up right next to me that there cars have Pig driving them, and this one is calling me over! *Lightbulb moment -BING!* SEVEN STEPS! I really am an absolute criminal genius because look here, SEVEN STEPS, concrete ones too. Umm, I need a diversion in order to...I know....Good Evening Pig-Cop...Oh Look Mr idiot Pig, A Black Man with a gun, better get Him Pig in the Prowl car because He look like a man just simply cannot stand the Game of Golf Mr Meanie and anyone caught playing the game will be shot dead, hole in one for all players..
(Suspect runs away up the steps He'd found earlier stopping to turn and wave 'BYE BYE Dick head's, see you in The Chronicle. Muhahahha" Then.... gone! A place in History, His status cemented as mythical legend that is lost in the shadows where elusive He remains