Koreatown intruder throws boiling hot water at resident

A woman opened the door to her Koreatown apartment to find an intruder who drenched her in boiling water before threatening her with a kitchen knife.

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littlelostangeles
littlelostangeles
430 · 21 days ago · Reddit

What a vile and cruel thing to do to someone.

Opinionated_Urbanist
Opinionated_Urbanist
320 · 21 days ago · Reddit

Damn. I'm sorry that happened to them. Wishing them a full recovery. At least the attacker's bail was set at 130k.

Use this as a PSA to always lock your doors. If you have a window that opens directly to ground floor level, keep those locked when you're gone. And lastly - get to know your neighbors. They can be helpful eyes and ears when you're away in case something seems off.

Aeriellie
Aeriellie
160 · 21 days ago · Reddit

that’s so crazy, they had time to boil water and have it ready to go for when they returned. that’s scary stuff right there. glad their pets were* okay as well.

chuckangel
chuckangel
101 · 21 days ago · Reddit

Just a couple blocks from me where I had to fight a homeless dude to remove him from my apartment. Doesn't appear to be the same person, however, but these guys just get into your building and start trying doors.

MyPeeIsSyrupish
MyPeeIsSyrupish
33 · 21 days ago · Reddit

If you're mad about this you're a bigot who wants to euthanize homeless people. ^(/s)

Mattisthe1
Mattisthe1
21 · 21 days ago · Reddit

The suspect, identified as Gonzalo Martinez, was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon and is also facing burglary charges. His bail was set at $130,000. It was unclear if he was homeless, or how he got inside the apartment.

If it's unclear if he was homeless, why bring it up in the first place? It's also unclear if this guy is a prior offender or if he knew the victim previously or if he was a churchgoer or if he carried strawberry bubblegum in his back pocket last Tuesday, but all of those uncertainties are left out of the article while the uncertainty of his housing is specifically mentioned. It really does feel like fearmongering.