OC's Scariest People 2011

Celebrating the Day of the Dead with some of the county's worst offenders


SLOANE BRILES
While there is room for debate on the wisdom of using corporal punishment as a tool in child rearing, reasonable parents can agree that when it comes to fatherhood, Briles is just a tool. On Aug. 28, the 35-year-old Irvine man was aboard The Queen in Balboa Harbor with his girlfriend and two young sons. The district attorney's office charges that he then began poking one of his sons in the chest and repeatedly slapping his face. When the lad cried and asked his allegedly intoxicated father to stop, Briles tossed the child 10 feet overboard into the drink. The ship's first mate reportedly had to stall the engines to avoid hitting the youngster treading water in front of the vessel. Briles jumped in himself—and then, the DA alleges, swam away. Mitigating Factor: He could be sentenced to walk the plank.


Fullerton Police Department
Sculpture illustrations by Kira Shaimanova
Fullerton Police Department
Marilyn Davenport
Sculpture illustrations by Kira Shaimanova
Marilyn Davenport

HUGH HEWITT
The Irvine resident is known across the country for his nationally syndicated talk show, one that he records here in Orange County, and for his pioneering efforts in conservative blogging. But Hewie can't even be arrested in his hometown: His show airs on KRLA-AM 870, Southern California's third-rung conservative talk-show station. It's a perfect place for his anti-gay, anti-Obama, pro-eternal war, irrelevant take on the national scene. Mitigating Factor: Despite his dumb ideology, Hewitt frequently has great authors on as guests.


TIM O'CONNER
Shops specializing in dresses for quinceañeras have operated on downtown Santa Ana's Fourth Street for at least 25 years; the gastropub Chapter One: the modern local, one street over, has barely been open for one. Yet that didn't stop Chapter One's co-owner from wading into the area's explosive gentrification battles during a Aug. 24 Santa Ana City Council meeting. "You can't have the same shop, the same stores, the same exact same quinceañera shop across from the exact same quinceañera shop . . . exact same thing over and over again, and expect to be successful," O'Conner remarked from the podium. "Times have changed. Fourth Street should change with those times." O'Conner's partners quickly apologized for his remarks, but he has remained quiet on the subject. Mitigating Factor: The Weekly named Chapter One the best new restaurant in OC this year.

THESE TWO LITTLE MONSTERS
[CLICK HERE FOR THE PHOTO OF MIKE SCHROEDER AND SUSAN KANG SCHROEDER AT A LADY GAGA CONCERT.]


Correction 10/27/2011: The original version of this story incorrectly gave the age of accused murderer Chris McAmis as 35 years old. He is in fact 32 years old. The Weekly regrets the error.

This article appeared in print as "You're Dead to Me: OC's Scariest People 2011."

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Benalvillar
Benalvillar

Mr. Arellano is a great reporter. I always look forward to his articles. He is intelligent, humorous and most of all a straight shooter. Please give him my regards and tell him I am a big fan of his.

Johnnyroscoe23
Johnnyroscoe23

Wow, until we got to Scott Montoya was there anyone of any ethncity on this list. Let's face it, Just like Gustavo, the entire O C weekly is staffed by people who hate white people. Even the white people who work there, if there are any, loath themselves. Let's face it, the weekly is a rag, that's why it's free. If it was legitimate news you'd be able to charge for it. By the way, weren't you guys sticking up for Montoya before you were shown the light? And yes, Gustavo, you are a burnt up racist and everyone knows it. Your attempt at light hearted humor against whites does not cover it up and we all know it.

cantwait2see
cantwait2see

Hey Teresa,

Why don't you sit down, take a deep breath, and have some dip. Just because you experienced a tragic event, do not start measuring everything you see in life to that level. Ok, some people have what's called a sense of humor. I know that tragic events tend to raise the bar because that's when our minds go into this over-process mode in an attempt to keep us sane. But you're not doing yourself or anyone else any favors by using your pain to make people see the world through your eyes.

I know things can suck really bad, but you have to relax a bit or you'll lose yourself in your pain.

Some things in life are funny. I'm sure you'll see that soon enough. Or perhaps you missed the image behind the text "You're Dead to Me".

Teresa Schmidt
Teresa Schmidt

Also, you placed Rebeccca Black in the #2 position, right under the monster name. How sick are you people?

Teresa Schmidt
Teresa Schmidt

As a friend of one of the Seal Beach shooting victim, Laura Webb Elody, I am disgusted by your writers inclusiuon of 15 year old student Rebecca Black, someone who sang innocently about Friday being a fun day, in the column titled "You are Dead to Me" , a column that included rapists, murderers, and other low life scumbags. At the very least, you owe an apology to not only Rebecca Black, but to each and every one of the victims families. You should be ashamed of yourselves. No one is laughing, we are all still crying and distraught over the senseless murders of so many wonderful people in our community. I notice that you did not include the names of your "Staff" who wrote the column - fess up and let me know who these people are. Teresa Schmidt, Newport Beach, CA

cantwait2see
cantwait2see

McKinley should really be on here twice. I mean for a current city council member and former police chief to say that "those ladies (who were molested by Officer Rincon) weren't people like this" (audience to whom he was speaking with), suggesting that some women are worthy of being sexually assaulted. But according to McKinley, it wasn't sexual assault when Rincon handcuffed women and fondled, groped, and/or propositioned them, it was "inappropriate touching", "not a dangerous thing".

Of course, you can see for yourself: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

Jaded in orange
Jaded in orange

Years ago when we lived in Fullerton we voted to recall Don Bankhead et al over a 'franchise tax' only to see them VOTED BACK IN a few months later in the NEXT election (yeah, THAT worked out fine) Soo...he's still there, and ther's gonna be another recall?! Good luck with that...this time I hope they stipulate that the recallees cannot run in the next election. What a waste of time and taxdollars.

Milktheteettildry
Milktheteettildry

On HUGH HEWITT,What if i said your views are irrelevant - funny thing is, there is alot of people who agree with him; so much so that alot of those people voted for change as reflected in the elections for Congress and hopefully soon to come new President who doesn't take joy in running America into the ground. Last time I checked this is America where we have the right too believe in and express our opinion; I read this whole thing about evil criminals who deserve what they get; but a conservative commentator who expresses his opinion on things he believes makes him hardly a bad person..why don't you go live in N.Korea where your socialist views will be appreciated and you can starve and be suppressed and the wealth you accumulate will be taken and "spread out" so the commy leader can have a feast in his honor, while his people and you, starve to death...what about the USSR, oh wait, their not around anymore because the Socialist commy experiment didn't work and it will never work. Next time please be real journalists(unbiased); I don't want to read about some biased ass socialist pig so called journalist grudge against another person who has the right to express what he believes. Why don't you join the ED Show on MSNBC where you can spew hateful and disparaging words about a women and still be on the air.

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Briansays
Briansays

orlyespecially if you were a dental patientand now she is running for us senate in 2012

JEWBALL
JEWBALL

Matt,

I though you "retired"???

PS- Another of your Pedo-Pals: Fr. Al Baca is back, he attended the silly meeting yesterday in Santa Ana.

I guess the trip to the "Vatican" cured him.............

gustavoarellano
gustavoarellano

Orly made it into our Hall of Fame last year, so is therefore LIFETIME!!!

 
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