“Hey Rube!” is a rallying cry used by circus and carnival workers who find themselves in a serious confrontation with customers. It is used to summon backup from fellow workers, and can be employed as an expression for the fight itself.
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One is the fact that the McReynoldses’ middle daughter, then 9, was abducted along with a friend in Longmont and witnessed the sexual molestation of her friend. The incident occurred on Dec. 26, 1974. No suspects were ever arrested.
JonBenet was found murdered in the basement of her parents’ luxurious Boulder home 22 years later. An autopsy showed that JonBenet may have been sexually assaulted.
Another parallel is an award-winning play written by Janet McReynolds in 1976. The play, “Hey Rube,” is about the sexual assault, torture and murder of a girl whose body was found in a basement.
Janet McReynolds went with her husband to the Ramsey house on the night of Dec. 23, when he portrayed Santa at a Christmas party for the third consecutive year. Bill McReynolds was given a tour of the Ramsey’s 6,866-square-foot home in 1995.
The McReynoldses told police their alibi for the night of JonBenet’s murder was that they went to bed at 8 p.m. JonBenet died sometime between her bedtime Christmas night and dawn the following day.