Winning Headline: Asshole Writes a Shitty Half-Assed Story about a Tragic Homicide

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Anaheim Police are investigating the case of a man's body found inside a burning car early this morning as a homicide.

But residents of the 100 block of South Westchester Drive suspect the tragedy was an accident.

Or was it a suicide?

Neighbors heard a series of booms coming from the white sedan before police were called around 3 a.m. The first officer to arrive witnessed one explosion, which sent shattered glass across the roadway.

Anaheim firefighters later put out the car fire, and when the body was discovered inside, arson and homicide investigators were called to the scene. Police only identified the victim as a 21-year-old Cypress College student.

Authorities added his car appeared to have been involved in a collision. Some South Westchester residents tell KTLA Morning News that the car had been involved in an accident Thursday afternoon, and the driver had left. They believe he returned in the early morning hours to try to start the vehicle when the blasts went off, and they theorize the car body damage prevented him for opening the door.

But here's an odd twist: one neighbor told the teevee reporter he could see the chest and arm of the victim still moving inside the burning car but it did not appear to him the fellow was trying to get out.

Adding more fuel to the fire (literally): Anaheim Police revealed within the past hour that a gas can was inside the passenger compartment, which could have accounted for at least one of the explosions.

It also means this could have been a horrible accident or a suicide, which are among the causes Sgt. Bob Dunn, the Anaheim Police spokesman, says are being investigated.

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25 comments
Mitchell_Young
Mitchell_Young topcommenter

Man, I missed the original headline. What was it?

jonpaulgarcia
jonpaulgarcia

What an asshole for posting a headline like that. But I guess I'd expect nothing less from a magazine that profits from human trafficking.  Stick to those stupid "Top 5 Lists" that you seem to spew out every day since you can't think of anything creative or original to write about. Douche.

nalin714
nalin714

That was my cousin insensitive piece of shit...can you please empathize just little bit on how I'm feeling right now...I lost my cousin tragically he was like brother to me...I'm sure your not bad guy but can you please change the title

williamdeb
williamdeb

"Asshole writes a shitty half assed story about a tragic homicide"

MatthewTCoker
MatthewTCoker topcommenter

I have a TON of stuff to do today, so if someone can write me a better one, I'll change it out.

anonymouscoward
anonymouscoward

only an idiot reporter would submit that title, and only a scumbag editor would let that through.

trashy, oc weekly, trashy.

you guys are better than the register, but just barely lately.

Robert Blevins
Robert Blevins

Yet another disappointment by the online department of the of weekly.

Respectful
Respectful

Pretty insensitive title...I'm sure Matt thought it would be funny, but reality it is just plain fucked up, with little or no thought that this is someone's kid, boyfriend, husband or whatever... I hope you never have something tragic happen to your closest loved ones, and have some halfass reporter make one liners out of their death....Wear the shoe and walk in it a bit...I'm sure you'll actually open your eyes to how horrific of a statement was made....

Tom Slick Pearson
Tom Slick Pearson

not funny in the least, and not responsible reporting with a title like that. Its all fun and games until YOU lose someone in a tragic death scenario. I just hope the reporters covering YOUR loss have a bit more class and sensitivity, than this example of horseshit high school news reporting...

Lauren Ashley
Lauren Ashley

Completely callous choice of headline. Have some respect!

Zach Pogemiller
Zach Pogemiller

i'm typically into irreverence in all its manifestations, but this headline is just bizarre

Joseph 'Joebaca' Baca
Joseph 'Joebaca' Baca

Holy shit...either you guys are idiots, or this was a mistake, which in turn both play out to you guys being idiots. Where am I?

Amy Kaplan
Amy Kaplan

uhhh, that's a horrible headline. This was someones son, have some respect.

Dave Nguyen
Dave Nguyen

Misleading title, but a good serious story.

nalin714
nalin714

@GustavoArellano @jonpaulgarcia thank you..

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