OC's Scariest People 2012!

Child molesters, Shaheen Sadeghi, serial killers, Dana Rohrabacher and so many more!

30. RAINER KLAUS REINSCHEID
UC Irvine professor Rainer Klaus Reinsheid is accused of starting fires at University High School, the home of the high school's assistant principal and the Mason Park Preserve. Officials discovered private emails written by Reinscheid, detailing his thoughts about "getting a dozen machine guns" and going to the Irvine school to "shoot at least 200 students before killing myself." He penned the notes a month after his 14-year-old son hanged himself, reportedly after being tormented and bullied. Mitigating factor: The alleged actions of Reinscheid are scary, but the consequence of untreated mental illness is what's truly terrifying.

31. SHAHEEN SADEGHI
Cool: The Costa Mesa-based developer created the LAB and the Camp "anti-malls," funky-hipster meccas that have become the antithesis of OC's ubiquitous beige-stucco shopping centers. And now he's trying to do the same with downtown Anaheim. Not so cool: Shaheen Sadeghi has been accused of stealing ideas from indie business owners and preying on inexperienced entrepreneurs. He's known to lure new companies into his retail centers, but if these "little guys" turn out to be "weak tenants," in his words, he'll push them out, typically by spiking the rent. One former tenant summed it up best: "Shaheen is not out to enhance the community—he's out for Shaheen, period." Mitigating factor: He recycles.

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This article appeared in print as "Child Molesters, Serial Killers and Dana Rohrabacher: Our picks for OC's Scariest People 2012!"

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