Christmas Eve 2008. Covina, California. Enraged over his recent divorce from wife Sylvia, Bruce Pardo arrives at the home of the Ortega’s–his former in-laws. Dressed as Santa Claus, Bruce is packing four, 9 mm semiautomatic weapons, and a makeshift flamethrower filled with jet fuel, when he surprises everyone at the family’s annual Christmas party. When Bruce walked away, several were injured, nine were dead, and the Ortega home was burned to the ground. But what does it take to push a man who’s known as a neighborhood nice guy with no criminal record this far over the edge? You’re about to hear the whole story. This is Bruce Pardo. Ho Ho Homicide.
Where we got our info, so that you, too, can travel down a rabbit hole:
San Diego Union Tribune: https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/sdut-santa-shooting-122608-2008dec26-story.html