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You can't touch it [his white van] without a warrant. I've got my rights.
Brodie attempts to defy the BAU

Arthur Brodie is a hebephilic sex offender who was briefly considered a suspect in the abductions committed by Wayne Hollis, who appears in the Season Fourteen episode "Hamelin".


Born on August 15, 1968 in Wesser, Iowa, Brodie lived with his mother and had employment as an assembly plant graveyard shift worker. He was arrested several times from 1998-2006 for various sex-related crimes. His last arrest was for statutory rape, for which he served 12 years before being released a month before the abductions began. Brodie also called in sick for work the night the victims were abducted.


Brodie is brought up to the BAU by Garcia while she was digging for Iowa sex offenders. He is first seen at a school eerily watching two girls talking with each other. Tara and Reid confront Brodie at the school and quickly see past his various excuses not to search him or his white van. He stands up and attempts to assault Tara but he is quickly subdued by Reid and arrested. Back at the station Brodie is questioned by Prentiss and Rossi about the abductions. After interrogating Brodie, they conclude he lacks the criminal sophistication necessary to pull off the abductions (concluding he's a moron by his nonsensical defenses). Due to the charges mentioned by Prentiss (parole violation and assault on a Federal agent), it's safe to assume Brodie is reincarcerated afterwards.


No official profile of Brodie was made by the BAU as they were primarily focused on Wayne Hollis.

Known Victims

  • 1998
    • April 20: An unspecified arrest for petty larceny
    • September 5: An unspecified arrest for unlawful surveillance
  • May 23, 1999: An unspecified arrest for indecent exposure
  • November 14, 2001: An unspecified arrest for possession of child pornography
  • June 13, 2005: An unspecified arrest for indecent exposure
  • Unspecified date in 2004-February 21, 2006: Brandy Nickels (committed statutory rape with repeatedly)
  • January 10, 2019: Tara Lewis and Spencer Reid (attempted to assault both)


  • It's interesting to note that Jack Erdie, who portrayed Brodie in the episode, previously appeared on Mindhunter as real-life mass murderer Richard Speck.