Except there totally was a real-life Jigsaw, only a few years before the Saw franchise began. In the 1990s, David Parker Ray was a serial killer who lived in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, where he kidnapped his victims and placed them in a soundproofed mobile home located on his property, which he referred to as his "toy box," because real life is sometimes far more terrible than anything our sick minds can make up. Isn't that right, KFC?
Just like the movies, he liked to leave taped audio messages for his victims to listen to upon awakening. He also had three accomplices who helped him commit his murders. He got caught only because one of his helpers left a key on a table where an imprisoned woman, Cynthia Vigil Jaramillo, grabbed it and escaped (but only after fighting off her jailer and and having to run nude across Ray's property until she found help). I like to picture her turning around at the last second to give her pursuer a long lecture about how much they suck at murder.
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"The D in Saw 3D stands for duhhhhhhhh."