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Nobody believes a slut who cries wolf.
~ Scobie taunting Diana Mitchell.

Herman Scobie is the secondary antagonist of the Criminal Minds episode "Unknown Subject". He is a misogynistic serial rapist who impersonates The Piano Man in order to cast suspicion away from himself.

He was portrayed by Matthew Alan.

Biography

Working as a hospital orderly, Scobie is able to get access to medical records. At some point in the past he came across the records of women attacked by a serial rapist called "The Piano Man" and realized that if he vented his perverted desires and hatred for women by raping them, then people would blame The Piano Man and not look at him.

In order to target women, Scobie puts on gloves made of neoprene due to his allergy to latex. He is able to rape ten of the previous victims, including one named Diana Mitchell whose head he bashes into the floor of his van. During the rape, he taunted her by saying "Nobody believes a slut who cries wolf.".

However, the real Piano Man finds out and realises that he can turn Scobie's ruse back on him by framing him for the original rapes. To this end, he kidnaps one of his former victims who has not yet been attacked by Scobie. He then murders her and forces a scrap of neoprene down his throat. This tips off the FBI to Scobie's use of neoprene gloves.

The Behavioral Analysis Unit finds the body and the neoprene, leading them to realize that Scobie is allergic to latex. Technical analyst Penelope Garcia discovers that Scobie is an orderly at all the hospitals where the victims were sent after the first attacks and would have access to their records. Scobie is declared the main suspect.

Agents David Rossi, Derek Morgan and JJ Jareau lead a team to raid Scobie's house. Scobie flees out the back door, but is tackled to the ground by Morgan and arrested. Gloves and other products made of Neoprene are found in his car.

At the station, Scobie is interrogated about his crimes. He refuses to confess and says that the women are "sluts" who weren't really molested. However, another BAU member tricks him into repeating the phrase he said to Diana Mitchell: "Nobody believes a slut who cries wolf". Diana, watching from outside, realizes that Scobie is her rapist.

Soon after, the BAU realise that Scobie's attacks don't fit the Piano Man's M.O. and interrogate him again. They tell Scobie that unless he helps them in their inquiries, he will be charged with the original rapes as well as the recent ones. This forces him to admit his crimes and say that he only had two targets left. One was Donna Campbell, the woman killed by the Piano Man. The other was Regina Lampert, who has disappeared (in fact, she has been trying to find the real Piano Man).

Scobie is then imprisoned for his crimes. However, it's implied that he was given a plea deal for a reduced sentence.

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