Episode Description : In July of 2000, 63-year-old Leonard Houda is doused with a cooler of acid in a grocery store parking lot. After suffering agonising burns over more than half his body, he dies in the hospital 11 days later. Investigators are left to wonder, what could have prompted such a vicious attack in broad daylight? Prior to his untimely death, Leonard was manager of a small beachside hotel in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, Florida. Was there a connection between the attack and the recent acts of vandalism on the hotel property? Was the assault payback for some unpaid debt? Detectives must contend with bum tips, false identities, and a motley crew of eccentric characters before the shocking mastermind behind the attack is revealed.
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Series Storyline : THE UNLIKELY CRIMINAL IS EXPOSED - The All-American boy next door. A church-going grandmother. A devoted brother. They were respected role models and trusted members of their community - until the day each of them was charged with a shocking crime.The series shines a light on some UNUSUAL SUSPECTS, showing that even the nicest neighbor can have a sinister side. From vengeful family members to a corrupt officer patrolling the roads, UNUSUAL SUSPECTS profiles those you would least expect to be capable of committing such dark deeds. Each one-hour episode of UNUSUAL SUSPECTS showcases some of the most baffling and challenging cases in contemporary law enforcement, and commends the unwavering investigations that led to the arrest of these unlikely culprits. Featuring in-depth interviews from some of America's top investigative forces, viewers find out how these illusive offenders evaded justice for years, and how persistent police work and a passion for justice ultimately got them caught. Just when you thought you knew who did it, a tip comes in that changes the direction of the case and shifts suspicion. Unusual Suspects is an American documentary television series on Investigation Discovery. The series debuted on June 21, 2010. The series showcases many of the most shocking and difficult cases in law enforcement history, and also sheds light on the investigations that led to the arrest of the culprits.