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WTF story of the year...not merry xmas...

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  1. 95b16coupe

    95b16coupe New Member

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    Man in santa suit kills 8 and himself.

    wtf? sounds like he came out on top of this divorce of 1YEAR...

    reviewjournal.com -- Associated Press News

    COVINA, Calif. – Stinging from an acrimonious divorce, a man plotting revenge against his ex-wife dressed up like Santa, went to his former in-laws' Christmas Eve party and slaughtered at least eight people before killing himself hours later.

    Bruce Pardo's ex-wife and her parents were believed to be among the dead. Investigators planned to return to the scene Friday and sift through the ashes of the home, which Pardo set ablaze using a bizarre homemade device that sprayed flammable liquid.

    Pardo, 45, had no criminal record and no history of violence, according to police, but he was angry following last week's settlement of his divorce after a marriage that lasted barely a year.

    "It was not an amicable divorce," police Lt. Pat Buchanan said.
    Pardo chose to exact his revenge at the annual Christmas party his former in-laws held at their two-story home on a cul-de-sac in a quiet Covina neighborhood 25 miles east of Los Angeles.

    "Christmases were that special time of the year, it meant so much to them," Rosa Ordaz, a family friend of the victims, told KCBS-TV.
    In past years, a neighbor dressed as Santa Claus and entertained guests. But the neighbor had moved away and there was no Santa — until Pardo arrived around 11:30 p.m.

    The massacre began when an 8-year-old girl answered Pardo's knock at the door. Pardo, carrying what appeared to be a large present, pulled out a handgun and shot her in the face, then began shooting indiscriminately as about 25 partygoers tried to flee, police said at a news conference.

    A 16-year-old girl was shot in the back, and a 20-year-old woman broke her ankle when she escaped by jumping from a second-story window. Those two, and the 8-year-old, remained hospitalized Christmas Day. All were expected to recover.

    The gift-wrapped box Pardo was carrying actually contained a pressurized homemade device he used to spray a liquid that quickly sent the house up in flames. Police said Pardo had recently worked is the aerospace industry.
    David Salgado, a neighbor, said he saw the 8-year-old victim being escorted to an ambulance by four SWAT team members as flames up to 40 feet high consumed the house.

    "It was really ugly," Salgado said.
    Another neighbor, Jan Gregory, said she saw a teenage boy flee the home, screaming, "`They shot my family.'"
    When the fire was extinguished early Thursday, officers found three charred bodies in the living room area.

    "They were met with a scene that was just indescribable," police Chief Kim Raney said. Investigators found five more bodies amid the ashes later in the day and planned to return Friday to continue looking.
    None of the dead or missing has been identified. Authorities were unable to immediately determine whether the victims were killed by the flames or the gunfire.

    Following the shootings, Pardo quickly got out of the Santa suit and drove off, witnesses told police. He went to his brother's home about 25 miles away in the Sylmar area of Los Angeles. No one was home, so Pardo let himself in, police said.

    Police were called to the home early Thursday, and officers found Pardo dead of a single bullet to the head. Two handguns were found at the scene, and two more were discovered in the wreckage of his former in-laws' house.
    Investigators seeking further information about Pardo's motives have begun searching his home in the suburban Los Angeles community of Montrose.
    Pardo's next-door neighbor, who did not want her name published to protect her privacy, said he moved in more than a year ago with a woman and a child. She said they kept mostly to themselves and the woman later moved out with the child.

    Pardo was often seen walking a dog around the neighborhood and working on his lawn, the neighbor said.
    He also served regularly as an usher at evening Mass at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Montrose, the Los Angeles Times reported.
    Jan Detanna, the head usher at the church, was stunned when told about the violence.

    "I'm just — this is shocking," Detanna told the Times. "He was the nicest guy you could imagine. Always a pleasure to talk to, always a big smile."
    Bong Garcia, another of Pardo's next-door neighbors, told the Times he saw Pardo between 9 and 10 p.m. Christmas Eve and spoke briefly to him. Pardo told him he was on his way to a Christmas party, Garcia said.
     
  2. efhondakid

    efhondakid My name is Byron. VIP

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    I heard about that, that is so fucked up.
     
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    "They shot my family!"
    lol

    and one of his neighbors name is bong.. haha
     
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    now kids will be scared of santa. messed up.
     
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    some kids already are..
     
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    Airjockie Watanabe Whore!!!

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    Bong Garcia.. i always thought cheech and chong were short a mexican.
     
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    that shit is sick...
     
  9. neonmike

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    wow your a heartless dick. people die and you laugh at what someone upset about losing there family says. how tall are you?
     
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    wow

    you really are a piece of shit... and your maturity level amazes me

    how bout showing some fucking respect for people assbag

    :slap:
     
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    why?

    why is death something to be sad about?
     
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    efhondakid My name is Byron. VIP

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    Are you fucking kidding me? That is a really shitty thing to say, when someone close to you dies Ill laugh in your face, and say, "Whats the big deal?"
     
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    why would i expect you to care?
     
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    6'5" huh i didn't know they stacked shit that high. So what your sayin is that if this happened to your family it wouldn't be horrible? Way to show your ignorance and maturity all in one comment.
     
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    it would be horrible to me, but i wouldnt expect any of you to give a fuck.

    nobody answered my question.. why is death something to be sad about?
     
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    death doesnt have to be something to be sad about... but it IS something to be respectful of
     
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    true.
    my bad.
     
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    Wow, so you're gonna try to throw out some existential, circle of life bullshit to justify your heartlessness? Some innocent little girl got shot in the face by a maniac. People died. I don't give a fuck what you believe about death or the afterlife, fact is there are people left behind whose lives have been turned inside out, and you respond with lol? Laughing out loud? There's a difference between not giving a fuck about a situation and finding it amusing. You got a lot of growing up to do. And don't try and act like you responded that way because you're so hard, so tough. Truth is, you showed how weak you are, and I doubt anyone on here will show you any respect whatsoever after saying shit like that.
    I used to be like you. I used to make fun of situations like this. I made fun of the Virginia Tech shooting. Looking back, that's one of my most regretted mistakes. I can't believe that I would trivialize a situation like that, but I did. I guess it's because I allowed myself to become so detached from reality, from humanity that I didn't fully realize that there were real lives impacted by these situations. It may seem like a TV show, like some form of entertainment. Maybe that's the defense mechanism of the weak minded, we protect ourselves by distancing us from the reality of the situation. It's all a big joke and we don't have to have feelings of compassion because we are too selfish to allow feelings for people we don't know.
    It sounds really corny, but given the season, I think our main focus should be to do just that, to care about someone outside of your circle, to help someone you don't know, or at the very least have compassion on someone who's just been through a terrible situation.
    Sure, in the end it won't matter, we all die, death is a part of life, blah blah. But what kind of person do you want to be, the one who has compassion for others, or the one who laughs at others misfortune?

    Bah, what the fuck ever. Don't try to be someone you're not. If you're a heartless piece of shit, be the most heartless piece of shit you can be. I'm certainly no one to judge.
     
  19. MthaFuknGreen

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    i obviously have a different sense of humor than others.
     
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    yeah i guess so cause there is nothin remotely funny about this tradgedy
     
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