Columbus television crews arrived at the scene of a devastating fire in which John Butthoff was killed. He had lived in the neighborhood for over 20 years.
Bruce Starr, TV news favorite also arrived at the scene and immediately started interviewing neighbors who surrounded the popular newsman.
He carefully selected a few of the neighbors that he intended to interview, and had them assembled in such a way as to show the burned out shell of the house in the background. Bruce was experienced, and had done these emotion-packed interviews on many occasions.
"Hi, Bruce Starr here with a neighbor of John Butthoff, the man who tragically lost his life in this housefire. What is your name?"
"I'm Helen Waite, I've known John for many years."
"Was he a good neighbor?"
"Hell no, he was always complaining about something, never had a good word for anyone, helped no one and was always a pest, and a pain in the ass. He was never happy about anything. We wanted to start a neighborhood watch once. He did come to the meeting, got up and told everyone to 'watch your own ass and leave mine alone'. I've got to be honest, I don't think anyone here in the neighborhood liked him. Good riddence, I say."
"Ah, back to the studio."