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“IVAN MILAT GAVE ME A LIFT … AND TRIED TO MURDER ME”! Teacher reveals horror memory from summer of 1976 after hitching ride with serial killer

EXCLUSIVE: In time, Rick O’Brien would go on to become a much-loved teacher at some of Sydney’s best schools but in the summer of 1976 he was just a young surfie with a mullet looking for a ride out of the city. The man with the moustache who offered him a lift seemed like a nice guy. Less than an hour later though, Rick was left running for his life. Vedanshi Bhalodia reports.