[UPDATED with I.D.:] Teen Man Burns Hot Coals in Car to Off Himself: Authorities

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UPDATE, NOV. 30, 9:47 A.M.: The "teen" who apparently tried to kill himself by lighting coals inside his gray Infiniti in a Ladera Ranch neighborhood Monday evening has been identified as a 27-year-old Cerritos man who was reported to Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies as missing, depressed and possibly suicidal earlier that day. The Orange County Register, which breaks the news, won't identify the man by name as his case is considered a suicide attempt.

ORIGINAL POST, NOV. 29, 3:03 P.M.: There could be thousands of reasons why a teen would attempt (or complete) suicide, but a fellow in Ladera Ranch came up with a unique way of trying last night.

He lit hot coals inside an older Infiniti sedan to burn himself to death around 7:30 p.m. Monday in the 100 block of Sansovino, firefighters believe.

The teen ran away when passersby approached the Infiniti, which would become fully engulfed in flames, according to the Orange County Fire Authority. He likely got spooked and split.

He was described only as a white male in his late teens, wearing shorts but not shirt. Orange County sheriff's deputies called to the scene searched the area but did not find the teen. However, they have hooked up with family members who are helping in the search for him.

It's unknown whether he suffered burns or other injuries from the fire.


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Classic Car Insurance
Classic Car Insurance

Teenagers like to save on car insurance as much as everyone else, and going that extra mile to lower the overall expense of your new car is the goal. Getting car insurance for a new car can add up to hundreds and even thousands of dollars each year of ownership, so it is smart to study what the costs for car insurance will be.

 

Classic Car Insurance
Classic Car Insurance

Teenagers like to save on car insurance as much as everyone else, and going that extra mile to lower the overall expense of your new car is the goal. Getting car insurance for a new car can add up to hundreds and even thousands of dollars each year of ownership, so it is smart to study what the costs for car insurance will be. 

Classic Car Insurance
Classic Car Insurance

Teenagers like to save on car insurance as much as everyone else, and going that extra mile to lower the overall expense of your new car is the goal. Getting car insurance for a new car can add up to hundreds and even thousands of dollars each year of ownership, so it is smart to study what the costs for car insurance will be.

 

Classic Car Insurance
Classic Car Insurance

Teenagers like to save on car insurance as much as everyone else, and going that extra mile to lower the overall expense of your new car is the goal. Getting car insurance for a new car can add up to hundreds and even thousands of dollars each year of ownership, so it is smart to study what the costs for car insurance will be.

 

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Part of the behavior  of a teenager is easy to depressed. Some of the reason are family problem  and heart broken. Open communication with their parents are important to addressed any kind of problem.

20ftJesus
20ftJesus

Cerritos?  Now, I do feel bad for him. 

20ftJesus
20ftJesus

Update from the OCR:

"A man believed to have attempted suicide by lighting his car on fire Monday and then fleeing has been identified as a missing man from the Cerritos area, officials said Tuesday."

20ftJesus
20ftJesus

Someone needs to slap that little bitch.  He's got everything, goes to good schools, lives in a nice part of town; yet, he does this for attention.  What a bitch.

Mocking tone:  What happened to you?  Mommy didn't how you enough love?  Didn't give you enough tit when you were 5?  Someone needs to kick your teeth in.  Life aint easy so grow some testes and stop your bellyaching.  Fucking emo kid.  Shoot him and be done with it.  Have a nice day.

mitch young
mitch young

Was he trying to burn himself or hoping the CO would do it.

Dave Lieberman
Dave Lieberman

Not cool, man.

You really think the ability to count his blessings is going to overcome whatever chemical weirdness happens in the heads of adolescents, whatever downward-spiraling circle of despair he'd built for himself?

Usually I just chuckle at your conneries in the comments section, but in this case please for the love of whatever you hold dear, shut up.

FishWithoutBicycle
FishWithoutBicycle

From reading your post above, I will assume that you've never personally dealt with depression or have been suicidal at any time in your life. And so what if the kid lives in a more "affluent" neighborhood? Money doesn't buy happiness (or miraculously cure the clinically depressed), you ding-dong! I suppose you feel soooo good about yourself, an adult judging a confused teenager so harshly.

20ftJesus
20ftJesus

FWB:  You make a valid point, but I prefer the tough love approach; indeed, if he needs attention, then what's better than a kick in the head to let him know you love him?  Too severe?  How 'bout a little bitch slap?  Honestly, haven't we become too soft on children?  Wouldn't a bit of good ol' fashioned corporal punishment save the day?

20ftJesus
20ftJesus

Is she still "wild", eh?  Nudge, nudge.  ;)

FishWithoutBicycle
FishWithoutBicycle

I'm not sure if any physical violence (or threat of physical violence) toward a child is ever necessary under any circumstances. I know a lady who was a wild teenager BECAUSE her parents beat her all the time. She had deduced that they were going to pummel her ("beat the devil out of her") no matter what, so what difference did it make if she was "good" or "bad"?

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