Another rainy day in Los Angeles. Remember the guy who tried to commit suicide by train? He parked his car on train tracks and chickened out, but managed to kill like 11 people in the process.
Well, "chickened out" may not be the right words for what he did. I covered a Glendale Police Department press conference and they're claiming they believe he was trying to get attention for himself by killing as many people as possible.
It's difficult not to react out of outrage before anything is proven. I have to keep reminding myself, he'll get his day in court.
I hope justice is done, but I'm still pissed.
We set up to edit and do our liveshots near the spot where he left his car.
I stood close to the tracks and got to see how fast the trains zip by. It really surprised me how fast they actually go through the crossing. The thought of the train hitting the car is a little frightening.
See that? Yeah, the train in real life was moving just as fast as it looks in the picture.
It was still raining off and on through the evening. The air was crisp and I sloshed around in mud puddles between liveshots. I don't ever expect to understand why anyone would choose to deliberately do something like this.
His mental state is going to be argued, but we will probably never know for sure what his real intentions were.
Like most people, I've know pain and loss in my life. I will just never understand how someone could possibly want or hope to make their life better by destroying the life of someone else.
I've got to go to work.
Have a good weekend and don't forget to hug somebody.