For 14 years, lawmen chased the elusive "Wooded Rapist," a man they believed committed at least 13 rapes. A 10-pound dog and an astute couple from out of town helped give police a major break in this case.more>>
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - For years, police said the so-called "Wooded Rapist" was able to stay under the radar because of his seemingly normal life he had in Middle Tennessee.
The suspected serial rapist was part owner of a Nashville-area security company, WB Technologies, which specializes in home safety.
Burdick is accused of breaking into numerous homes and assaulting women in three counties for the past 14 years.
In his spare time, he volunteered at the Nashville Zoo at Grassmere where he strapped on a mascot outfit and came into close contact with children.
"His complete demeanor would have never pointed at something like this," said Buford Tune, who knows Burdick.
Before Thursday, Burdick was not arrested in Nashville.
This isn't his first run-in with the law. Police in Panama City, Fla., were investigating him for grand larceny. A zoo spokesman said they did conduct a background check, but apparently nothing came up that would alarm them.