Real Name: Richard Hansen
Location: San Jose, California
Date: April 29, 1991
Details: Dick Hansen was the victim of a fatal shooting near San Jose, California. After a night out with Jean, a female friend, he was sitting in his pickup truck on the side of the street talking when Jean noticed a man pull up and park behind them. Having already commented on the fact that there were only two cars left on the street, she noted the man was parked beside a mailbox behind them and asked Dick if he thought they should move up a bit to give him more room but he disgreed as the man had plenty. However, he sat in his car the whole time they were talking and when they were ready to go, Jean agreed to follow Dick in her car because she was unfamiliar with the area.
When they each left in their separate vehicles, the man behind them also did so. He continued to follow them for quite some distance even after they pulled onto a highway; Jean even changed lanes a number of times thinking she could outwit him but to no avail. Feeling spooked, she finally pulled over beside Dick's truck and asked him to go to the police because of the relentless man, but he couldn't hear her and told her to follow him off at the next exit. She reported that the man followed them both off the highway, even though she nearly missed the exit.
When they pulled over, she pointed him out in his car, and Dick went back to confront him. Jean saw the man gesture toward her car when he asked him what he wanted. He then stepped back and shouted at him. It was then that he fired his gun at him. Jean frantically rushed back to see if she could help, then froze in fear just staring at the man who stared back at her for a few seconds before taking off into the night. Unfortunately, Dick was dead by the time paramedics arrived. Jean speculates that his stature resembling that of a football player and her license plate number "49R HUGS," in reference to the San Francisco 49ers, might have gotten Dick killed by a fanatical fan of a rival team. The man has never been identified and the case remains unsolved.
Suspects: The suspect is a white man with a dark complexion. He wore eyeglasses with large black frames. His car looked like a 1970 Pontiac GTO LeMans. It was a two door coupe, with a dull, faded, light grey or blue paint job.
Extra Notes: This case first aired on the February 16, 1994 episode. Dick Hansen's case was also profiled on the TV show "Dates from Hell."