The Very Public Suicide of Daniel Victor Jones on an LA Freeway - August 30, 1998

Daniel Victor Jones became infamous, but sadly unnamed to many, for committing suicide in the middle of the interchange of the Harbor and Century...
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  1. Zeus

    Zeus Co-Founder/Former Owner Staff Member

    Oct 19, 2015
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    The Very Public Suicide of Daniel Victor Jones on an LA Freeway - August 30, 1998

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  2. cerealkiller420

    cerealkiller420 Deathling

    Aug 25, 2016
    The fucker let his dog burn to death, but he couldn't take the heat. I fucking love dogs.
  3. HoffmanLensPunk

    HoffmanLensPunk Malignant Caveman

    Aug 19, 2016
    Professional Stoner, Asshole and Deviant.
    Yeah this guy is a piece of shit and an asshole.
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  4. pinkdeath

    pinkdeath Deathling

    Nov 4, 2016
    Sorry son of a bitch let his poor dog burn alive, while he couldn't stand it and ran away from a fiery death, then didn't have the balls to jump, he finally opted for the easiest and fastest way out and shot himself. I hope every second of his pants being on fire was pure agony. What did that dog do to him but I'm sure gave him nothing but love and devotion. It really pisses me off when people hurt animals, and to be torched alive is as bad as it gets. I went to the ER and got sent home with a "stomach virus" diagnosis and my appendix ended up rupturing but I certainly NEVER thought about burning my dog alive.
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  5. wiskers

    wiskers Drawing Blood

    Oct 17, 2016
    what did the dog ever do to him?
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  6. Hopedenial

    Hopedenial Misanthropic Anthropoid

    Dec 3, 2016
    Houston, Tx
    I'm an animal lover too, but the whole thing is tragic. For profit healthcare is disgusting. I was charged $600 for an arm brace I didn't even need. Nothing was broken I had slashed my wrist. As Zeus speculated he likely intended he and the dog to die instantly.
  7. HoffmanLensPunk

    HoffmanLensPunk Malignant Caveman

    Aug 19, 2016
    Professional Stoner, Asshole and Deviant.
    Thats a fucked up concept to me, if i bust my arm the hospital will sort me out for free, yeah i think we pay a higher percent of tax on our wages to cover it and all that but i am glad the many.....many times i have fucked myself up i don't have to pay anything, universal healthcare is a given surely??!!, another example of a corrupt, corporate, capitalist fucked world, America being the worst example.(thats not having a go either, over here we are no fucking better but at least we don't have to pay for treatment)
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  8. valkyriekiller

    valkyriekiller New Member

    Jan 15, 2017
    Los Angeles, CA
    While it's true the healthcare system is often shit, how is setting the car you're in on fire an instant death..?
  9. Steel Hyaena

    Steel Hyaena Deathling

    Jan 14, 2017
    Tucson, AZ
    That makes me get my dear kitties and cuddle them close.
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  10. Airbornemama

    Airbornemama Queen of Admin. I am the Boss Bitch Staff Member

    Nov 27, 2016
    Here, there and everywhere!
    I was at home with my 2 small children who were watching cartoons on KTLZ in Cal. when they broke in and started broadcasting Daniel on I-5, it went on for quite awhile I remember. I had no idea this guy was going to blow his brains out on National television while my kids watched and waited for their cartoons to start playing again. After he shot himself I had a helluva time trying to explain to a 4 and 5 year old in their terms what had just happened. I was SO pissed off that they showed this with zero care or consideration as to who was watching and how they would be affected. All that mattered were ratings. This is now 1 of the reason's along with nip-slip-gate that they delay programs 5 seconds so if anything like this happens again they can stop broadcast or whatever it is they need to do. In the end after finding out why he did this my heart went out to him. P.S. he believed the gas bombs he let off that burned himself and his dog would be strong enough to kill them both instantly. :(
  11. Cereal_Killer

    Cereal_Killer The Kellogg's Stalker!

    Mar 18, 2017
    Emotions were running high, the dude wanted to make an impact & prove a point. He did that in the end but he made the stupid mistake of thinking he could outlast the flames.

    As for everybody going on about how he killed his dog in a fire, the dude was very sick. He had cancer and Aid's people, his dog was his only friend & that's why he wanted to take the dog with him, was it selfish? Yes it was selfish but for gods sakes, everybody is losing their shit at the dude for killing the dog rather than looking at the bigger picture of the state of healthcare in the country. Had this guy been able to get the treatment he needed to increase his health for a fair price then this wouldn't have happened & not only would the dog have been alive to live its life but so would he.

    I get that people love animals but when there's much larger topics on the line than just animal cruelty that you overlook the bigger picture just because somebody killed an animal, I think you've lost your moral compass.

    I'm glad that you didn't jump on the bandwagon of hating on the dude straight away just because he made a silly decision, at least some people have got a good sense of morals! That's why I enjoy chatting with most people on this site!

    Oh and I hope you were able to help your kids understand the situation the best you could!
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  12. Fa11n1

    Fa11n1 Death Addict

    Feb 5, 2018
    South America
    He was an asshole in life and in death
  13. DeathAdder

    DeathAdder Death Head

    Feb 23, 2018
    Not happy about the whole dog thing but he was sick so expecting rationality is not rational in this instance. The execution of the whole thing was not that great but i understand what he was trying to do. He was a very sick man that had been wronged and suffered. He tried to make a point and went out on his own terms. Tragic af.
  14. Dicktwoballs

    Dicktwoballs Drawing Blood

    Apr 30, 2018
    He was deturmend to die like why burn your self when you have a shotgun poor fucker eney way

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