The murderer who spawned the most famous cover in New York Post history has been denied parole. In 1983, Charles Dingle went on a gruesome, bloody, drunken, cocaine fueled crime spree at a New York City strip club.
Dingle killed the strip club’s owner by shooting him in the head. He then took four dancers hostage, raping one of them and robbing the others. After leafing through the dancers’ possessions, Dingle found a business card that indicated one of the girls also worked as a mortician. Dingle ordered the woman, at gunpoint, to dig the bullet out of the bar owner’s skull in order to avoid ballistics tests. When the dancer couldn’t dig out the bullet, Dingle had her decapitate the body with a steak knife, thus leading to the greatest headline in hisstory:
“Headless Body In Topless Bar”