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Posted: 12/25/2008 6:31:32 AM EST
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081225/ap_on_re_us/santa_shooting

'Santa' opens fire at Calif. party; 3 dead

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By CHRISTINA HOAG, Associated Press Writer Christina Hoag, Associated Press Writer – 43 mins ago
Bruce Jeffrey Pardo is seen in an undated photo provided Thursday, Dec. 25, AP – Bruce Jeffrey Pardo is seen in an undated photo provided Thursday, Dec. 25, 2008, by the Covina, Calif. …

COVINA, Calif. – A man dressed as Santa Claus opened fire at a Christmas Eve party in a suburban Los Angeles home that subsequently caught fire, leaving three people dead, police said Thursday.

Police said they were seeking a person of interest, 45-year-old Bruce Jeffrey Pardo. Pardo, described by police as armed and dangerous, is the estranged husband of a person who may have been at the party.

"He was going through some type of marital problems, and we believe that this residence is a relative's residence," Lt. Pat Buchanan said.

The gunman arrived at the party in Covina late Wednesday and immediately opened fire with a handgun, Buchanan said. Witnesses told police that the man took off the Santa suit and left the scene in street clothes.

Buchanan says three bodies were found after the fire was put out. He could not say how the fire started or how the three people died.

Buchanan also said police expected to name Pardo as a suspect later Thursday.

Buchanan says three other people were injured. A woman in her 20s and an 8-year-old girl had gunshot wounds that were not life-threatening, and a third person had a broken ankle.

Police received several 911 calls with reports of shots fired at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday night, and were still hearing gunshots after they arrived and found the house in flames, Buchanan said.

At first, firefighters were held back by police because shots were still being fired, though it may have been ammunition burning in the blaze, fire Captain Mike Brown said.

Firefighters had extinguished the blaze by about 1:30 a.m. Thursday, fire Captain Mike Brown said.

The two-story home on a cul-de-sac was destroyed in Covina, a quiet suburb 25 miles east of Los Angeles.

"This neighborhood is really quiet," said Jeffrey Barrientos, who lives half a block from the house that burned. Barrientos said the neighborhood's residents were mostly retirees and elderly people.
Link Posted: 12/25/2008 6:35:21 AM EST
wtf!

Link Posted: 12/25/2008 6:36:23 AM EST
Only in California!!!
Link Posted: 12/25/2008 6:38:06 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/25/2008 6:39:02 AM EST by VarmintKilla]
Dupe.

ETA : Link
Link Posted: 12/25/2008 6:47:29 AM EST
Originally Posted By so2315:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081225/ap_on_re_us/santa_shooting


COVINA, Calif. – A man dressed as Santa Claus opened fire at a Christmas Eve party in a suburban Los Angeles home that subsequently caught fire, leaving three people dead, police said Thursday.


The two-story home on a cul-de-sac was destroyed in Covina, a quiet suburb 25 miles east of Los Angeles.



Who does Santa think he is, BATFE? FBI?
Link Posted: 12/25/2008 6:49:12 AM EST
So The Night Santa went crazy is now a documentry?
Link Posted: 12/25/2008 6:51:05 AM EST
Anybody watch Futurama?

God help me, but that's the first thing I thought of when I heard about this.
Link Posted: 12/25/2008 6:57:40 AM EST
Ho ho ho mother fu''ers! BANG BANG BANG!!!!

Seriously, that is really screwed up, How sick do you have to be to do something like that?
Link Posted: 12/25/2008 7:03:37 AM EST
Originally Posted By GaryM:
Ho ho ho mother fu''ers! BANG BANG BANG!!!!

Seriously, that is really screwed up, How sick do you have to be to do something like that?


Man On A Mission

Use deception and distraction to confuse and destroy the enemy. Bet the facial expression change was "interesting" on the party revelers when they realized what Santa's actual intentions were.

Link Posted: 12/25/2008 7:58:30 AM EST
Good shoot?
Link Posted: 12/25/2008 9:13:09 AM EST
He killed himself later at his brother's house. Sad all the way around.
Link Posted: 12/25/2008 9:21:16 AM EST

I read that article earlier. "Santa Gone Wild!".
Link Posted: 12/25/2008 9:25:43 AM EST
someone was naughty
Link Posted: 12/25/2008 9:27:40 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/25/2008 4:36:31 PM EST by sixgunsblazing]
damm
Link Posted: 12/25/2008 9:36:56 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/25/2008 9:37:12 AM EST by marksman121]
Did he use the gun they used in HEAT?
Link Posted: 12/25/2008 4:18:40 PM EST
Originally Posted By marksman121:
Did he use the gun they used in HEAT?


You're a complete for posting this retarded shit.

Seriously, you're an , 100% certified.

[size=6]PEOPLE DIED YOU !!

How would you feel if some piece of ass-fucked stupid retarded shit-eating motherfucking asshole licking retard posted this shit after one of your relitives was killed in an incident like this??

What's wrong with people?
Link Posted: 12/25/2008 4:31:57 PM EST
Fucked up.
Link Posted: 12/25/2008 4:50:55 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/25/2008 4:51:56 PM EST by 2A373]
Originally Posted By KA3B:
Originally Posted By marksman121:
Did he use the gun they used in HEAT?


You're a complete for posting this retarded shit.

Seriously, you're an , 100% certified.

PEOPLE DIED YOU !!
How would you feel if some piece of ass-fucked stupid retarded shit-eating motherfucking asshole licking retard posted this shit after one of your relatives was killed in an incident like this??

What's wrong with people?


Not bad.


Had to fix a couple things.
Link Posted: 12/25/2008 4:56:39 PM EST
At least it wasn't an assault rifle I expected some bullshit like that. Very sad incident. Christmas will never be the same for those survivors
Link Posted: 12/25/2008 5:01:16 PM EST
Ban everything, it's dangerious

Also, tax everything
Link Posted: 12/25/2008 5:31:48 PM EST
I was watching the LA News a little bit ago and the News was interviewing some retarded neighbor and she said this nut acted like he planed to do this.

I guess the gal figured he showed up to his ex's place dressed as Santa to surprise the kids and someone forced two guns and a Flamethrower on him and they went off by accident.

Do you think CA. will ban Santa now because he is a dangerous criminal now with Guns.
Link Posted: 12/25/2008 5:46:12 PM EST
Article in AP says:

- he and the primary victim were married less than a year,
- neighbor interviewed said he was a really nice guy, always smiling,
- neighbor stated new wife and a child (likely hers from someone else) moved in, then moved out less than a year later,
- he was an usher at his church,
- perp was 45 years old with no prior criminal record
- the divorce was just settled and he was very unhappy with the divorce settlement.

Looking at the result, it begs the question: how bad did she/the court fuck this guy over? If I had to guess, I would say that her and the court probably stuck him right in the ass with no custody and 100% support payments at some ridiculous rate for the next 10 years......all for less than a year of marriage. Such settlements are a gross miscarriage of justice, with NO recourse for the victim. It's absolutely unfair. And if that's the case, while this result is in no way right or excuseable, it is somewhat understandable.



Link Posted: 12/26/2008 5:55:12 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/26/2008 5:56:23 AM EST by so2315]
Only in Commifornia
Link Posted: 12/26/2008 8:06:48 PM EST
Originally Posted By so2315:
Only in Commifornia


How many times are you going to post this? Nobody pays much attention to puerile posts by 8 year olds.
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