Yes, you read that correctly. An NYPD officer has been arrested for allegedly attempting to "kidnap women and cook them." According to multiple reports the FBI arrested 28-year-old Gilberto Valle, a six-year veteran of the NYPD, earlier today. FOX reports that Valle worked at the 26th Precinct in Manhattan, and was suspended on Wednesday. We'll update as more information becomes available. [UPDATE: Valle was on OK Cupid, "I also consider myself a true gentleman, and chivalry is huge with me."]
[UPDATE]ABC has obtained the criminal complaint against Valle, which alleges that he and a co-conspirator, named only as 'CC-1," corresponded over email and instant messages to create a file of over 100 potential victims, all women. The FBI alleges that Valle used the National Crime Information Center database to compile the list, and that Valle had no authority to use the database. The FBI spoke to 10 of the women, who confirmed that they knew Valle in some capacity.
Here is an excerpt from Valle's online communication with CC-1 (at one point he asks, "How big is your oven?")
"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." "I love that she is asleep right now not having the slightest clue of what we have planned. Her days are numbered. I'm glad you're on board. She does look tasty doesn't she?"
No one was injured by Valle. NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly said in a statement, "This is a bizarre case. We suspended the officer immediately upon his arrest, and a review is now underway to determine whether there was anything in his background that should have alerted the department to his alleged proclivities." You can read the entire complaint below, and you can read the FBI's statement on the case here.