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Video: Iowa Home Invasion Suspect Cut in Half by Train

December 12, 2013  | 

VIDEO: Home Invasion Suspect Cut in Half by Train

Lopez Christian Webster, 32, of Des Moines allegedly stabbed a man who lives just two blocks away from the East Grand Ave railroad crossing, WOI-DT reports.

Des Moines police say Webster then took off down the train tracks, making it to the crossing before he tried to jump between two moving train cars. Webster fell during the attempt and was killed by a north-bound train.

"Whatever he was trying to do, he wasn't successful in doing that," said Sgt. Jason Halifax of the Des Moines PD. "He slipped, or didn't make the jump, or didn't clear the jump and landed on the tracks where the train ran him over."

"He's actually cut in half by the train," Halifax added. "Physically cut in half by the train." 

Tags: Des Moines PD, Home Invasions


Comments (12)

Displaying 1 - 12 of 12

Rick @ 12/12/2013 3:49 PM

Darwin award nominee.

Chuck @ 12/12/2013 4:04 PM

Charge him twice!!!!!!

Trigger @ 12/12/2013 5:17 PM

I feel bad for the college kid (Ivan Nery) that had to witness this idiot.

Dennis @ 12/12/2013 11:06 PM

Ajudicated at the scene and released to higher authority. Makes for a short report and dispo completed. Case closed.

greg @ 12/13/2013 4:13 AM

His family will claim he was railroaded....and that he was trying to get his life together. Plus, he had mental problems with a split personality.

Arby @ 12/13/2013 6:16 AM

You guys are terrible. He wasn't a total failure - he was 50% successful...

S.S. @ 12/13/2013 7:52 AM

Karma's a BITCH!!! Crime does pay.

Troop @ 12/14/2013 6:19 PM

He's half the criminal he used to be.

Rob @ 12/15/2013 7:22 AM

Sorry for what the witness had to see. Karma justice served. No waste of tax dollars!!!

Lenny @ 12/15/2013 1:15 PM

Nice to see that there's something that makes you guys laugh.
Can't wait to hear your hilarious comments about Officer McKnight's
murder of Krystal Barrows. He says he didn't know that he had fired,
now that's hilarious.

Greg @ 12/17/2013 5:41 AM

Oh Lenny, go feel sorry for someone else than a career criminal who knifed probably another career criminal. He lost, society won and he can use a shorter casket (it's cheaper, everyone's ahead...woohoo!). Pity you can't see the difference between the two situations.

J. Howard @ 1/6/2014 9:10 PM

You guys have jokes.....your statements is just so true. Although funny. You can't feel sympathy for this fellow, he'd just tried to kill someone and oops there it is!

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