From Listverse comes this article about an axe murderer in New Orleans that did just that. Here is his story.
The Axeman of New Orleans
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From May 1918 to October 1919, this still-unidentified serial killer terrorized New Orleans and surrounding areas of Louisiana. His victims were poor, Italian-American women in their homes whom he attacked after removing a panel from their backdoors. The Axeman was infamous for using his victims’ own weapons, such as a nearby straight razor or axe, to slash or bludgeon them, leaving many to bleed out. This killer is most famous for vowing in a letter to local newspapers that he would kill someone on March 19, 1919 – albeit only if that person were not listening to jazz. With every dancehall and house full of people dancing to jazz, no one died, and the Axeman’s reign came to a sudden and mysterious end.
I can only imagine the state of panic these folks must have been in. I'm glad that he stopped the terror and I reckon they were, too!
Coffee out on the patio again today.