Survivor says doorbell-ringing prank led to deadly attack


A survivor says a doorbell-ringing prank led a Southern California man to ram a automobile stout of teens, killing three 16-year-primitive boys

January 23, 2020, 1: 14 AM

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TEMESCAL VALLEY, Calif. — A doorbell-ringing prank led a man to streak and ram a automobile stout of teens, killing three, a survivor stated.

Three other teen boys secure been injured when their Toyota Prius turned into struck, went off the boulevard and slammed into a tree Sunday evening in Temescal Valley, about 60 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles.

A witness chased the different automobile, a Honda Infiniti, and alerted California Motorway Patrol officers who stumbled on it parked at a end-by dwelling and arrested Anurag Chandra on suspicion of murder and assault with a deadly weapon. Chandra, 42, remained jailed with out bail on Wednesday. It wasn’t definite whether or no longer he had a attorney who would possibly well maybe perchance impart on his behalf.

Calls to the California Motorway Patrol looking out for updated knowledge on the smash secure been no longer without delay returned Wednesday.

The streak began after the chums dared one boy to both leap into a pool at evening or play “ding dong ditch,” the motive force, 18-year-primitive Sergio Campusano, told KNBC-TV.

One amongst the boys obtained out of the automobile at the dwelling of a stranger, rang the doorbell and then ran abet to the automobile after a man opened it, Campusano stated.

Campusano drove away, but then stumbled on he turned into being adopted.

“I correct saw these brights at the abet of me, and I realized he turned into getting nearer and nearer,” he stated.

The Infiniti nudged the abet of the Prius.

“My friends began screaming. They’re appreciate: ‘Accumulate it to the parkway! Accumulate it to the parkway, appreciate, strive to lose him there,’ ” Campusano stated.

As a replace, Campusano determined to hurry for a pal’s dwelling, but the Infiniti caught up along with his automobile.

“I correct saw him ram his automobile into my abet and I whipped into my window and I blacked out,” he stated.

He wakened on the ground.

The smash killed 16-year-olds Daniel Hawkins of Corona; Drake Ruiz of Corona; and Jacob Ivascu of Riverside, in response to the Riverside County coroner’s articulate of job.

Campusano survived along with 13-year-olds Joshua Hawkins and Joshua Ivascu.

“I loved each and each individual of them. I peaceable raise out. And I’m going to in actuality recede out them all,” stated Campusano, who had a bandage on his forehead. “They secure been all a component of me. I don’t know what I’m going to raise out with out them.”

Chandra already turned into going thru criminal charges in reference to alleged domestic violence, the Riverside Press-Endeavor reported, citing courtroom records.

He turned into charged closing month with misdemeanor battery on a significant other or cohabitant and willful damage to a child — his daughter — stemming from a Sept. 9 incident, the newspaper stated.

ABC News

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