Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Criminal Tip 56,823: Faking Your Death Only Works In The Movies

Santa Ana, CA

Back in 2002, Daniel James Farinholt was charged with child molestation charges, admitting that he had been molesting a teenager for three years. Instead of going to all that annoying trouble of trial, sentencing and prison, only to die lonely and unloved, except by a 250 pound Samoan cross-dresser named Big Wahine, he figured he'd forego all that and fake his own death.

He rented a boat, poured blood all over it (Which begs the questions, whose was it, was it human, and what the fuck was he thinking?), and tried to make it look as though he'd drowned.

Anyway, nobody bought it. He got picked up after somebody saw his face on America's Most Wanted. He's been sentenced to 10 years in prison. I hear Big Wahine's waitin' for ya, buddy.


Reel Fanatic said...

I guess you've got to at least got to admire his chutzpah .. How did a convicted child molester who pulled this crap only get 10 years? Is Cali still that ridiculously lenient, even with the Terminator in charge?

Stephen Blackmoore said...

And another guy got 100 to life for child molestation. Depends on the judge's medication, I suppose.