Detective Who Put ‘Dirty John’ Meehan Behind Bars Says Seducer Con Man ‘Put [a] Hit Out on Me’

Lovestruck, wealthy women weren’t the only people targeted by notorious con artist John Meehan: The criminal who seduced women only to prey on them — and was nicknamed “Dirty John” — tried to have the female detective who put him behind bars in 2013 killed in exchange for $10,000.

“He put [a] hit out on me,” Orange County, California, Detective Julia Bowman tells PEOPLE. “Once he knew my name and recognized me as one of his targets, I never felt safe.”

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