The saga of Robert Durst gained notoriety thanks to his odd presence and history as presented in The Jinx on HBO. The true crime documentary series came at the perfect time for more reasons than one, not only trailing the success of Netflix’s Making A Murderer but also leading to the arrest of Durst on the day the finale aired . It was that episode where Durst was confronted with new evidence, leading to his odd bathroom “confession” that was caught on a hot microphone.
Durst was arrested on March 15th 2015 in a New Orleans hotel room, carrying “a false Texas ID, stacks of $100 bills, bags of marijuana, a .38-caliber revolver, a map folded to show Louisiana and Cuba and a flesh-toned latex mask with salt-and-pepper hair” and admittedly ready to flee. It was one of the oddest chain of events seen in a while, but now its a little odder thanks to Durst’s interview with the Los Angeles Deputy DA according to The Hollywood Reporter:
Durst, 73, told Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney John Lewin that he took meth during his interviews with the filmmakers and had smoked pot every day of his life.