Crash Victim Subject Of Investigation

Crash Victim Subject Of Investigation

There are 119 comments on the WFMZ story from Feb 17, 2010, titled Crash Victim Subject Of Investigation. In it, WFMZ reports that:

A different picture is now emerging of a local man's horrific death. Mark Rheiner, 45, of Bethlehem, was run over by a tractor trailer 10 days ago.

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Tim

Slatington, PA

#1 Feb 17, 2010
If he was into child porn and video taping kids, he deserved what he got. I have a young daughter and if anything should happen to her because of a pedophile they will be in a world of hurt. They are sick and dont belong in society!
Mother of two

Bethlehem, PA

#2 Feb 17, 2010
My son wrestles and is 8 years old. This man got what he deserved. He is sick in the head. I agree with your comment Tim.
Winston Smith

United States

#3 Feb 17, 2010
In America we are innocent until proven guilty
In prison he would have paid and paid and paid
He wasn't arrested I am sort of suprised they allowed that information out . He must of fooled his fellow fire fighters and family they had only positive things to say about him in the Obit.
That said I'm happy if he was guilty that he saved us all the cost of trial and prison . I'm curious if there were things he did that were more disgusting that will not be uncovered . There could be numerous victims out there . They should check and see if he had contact with children through other avenues . Sick Puppy
Sir Laffs-a-Lott

Egg Harbor Township, NJ

#4 Feb 17, 2010
High school wrestling seems to be very homoerotic anyway, just watch 69 News sports when they show it, guys with their hands all over other guys crotches and their faces in each others crotches; disgusting!
Scott

Philadelphia, PA

#5 Feb 17, 2010
The truck driver..
Winston Smith

United States

#6 Feb 17, 2010
Origins in Greece
hmmmm
Red

Narberth, PA

#7 Feb 17, 2010
Good,one less POS to waste tax payer money on in prison. All pedophiles should take a lesson, jump in front of a damn tractor trailer and do the world a favor.
think out of box

Reading, PA

#8 Feb 17, 2010
people do stupidy stuff for un-knowed reasons, this guy was he didn't wanna face charges for what he was going get convicted for?
Yo-me

Glassboro, NJ

#9 Feb 17, 2010
I feel sorry for his family and what he was going through. But why do they have to put in that he is a volunteer firerman why. I am a volunteer firefighter EMT does that make me a bad person or a person of interest. I never understood why they must post that crap.
David Evans

Northampton, PA

#10 Feb 17, 2010
What the hell is wrong with you? What was the point of this story? Did you enjoy kicking the man after he was down? Embarrassing the family and upsetting the fire department as they try to hold it together? Are you insane? Sick? Don't give me the line that the public has the... right to know. That's bullshit. You never knew him, you don't have the right to ruin him. Piss off.
kathy65

Shoemakersville, PA

#11 Feb 17, 2010
this is a shame, that a man that did so much for his community, decided to mess up his life like this...but...to add this to somebody elses life by being run over by an innocent person???? this trucker has to live with this now for life....
Winston Smith

United States

#12 Feb 17, 2010
The story was done prior to the info being released about his sickness . The station was trying to put a positive spin on the guys life and probably didn't know this investigation was being done . They included the fire fighters because they were greiving and they I would hope didn't know about his problem . Although that raises a question , I wonder did he have friends who enjoyed this perverted stuff . And its just like the news when they catch a volunteer fireman setting fires . It makes you all look bad . Those fire departments do draw the arsonists though . We had 2 where I live in the last 15 years . A couple of young men , and a middle aged lone guy . Setting sheds on fire and watching the trucks come then helping put it out . The one guy they found out had some type of disorder where he wanted the attention and the kids were just idiots . Also the frequency and type of fires they started increased like they were on drugs and needed more to satisfy themselves....weird s***
TerryAnn

Whitehall, PA

#13 Feb 17, 2010
Maybe, just maybe, you could have allowed the dust to fall after Mark's body was laid to rest. Isn't it a shame that you couldn't find something more interesting to report about than an article about a man who died just over a week ago. I am appalled at your lack of judgment. Sure, if this man is convicted of a crime after all is said and done, then you can report away because certainly you have a story. But skepticism doesn't make a man guilty. Perhaps you should have taken the time to consider how you are affecting not only his family and friends but an ENTIRE COMMUNITY who is still mourning the lost of their son, brother, captain, and friend. How dare you....
This is absolutely disgusting. If this comes out to be nothing, then you owe a LOT of people an apology. We will be waiting...
And all of you who have already convicted him of pedophilia perhaps you should take some good advice, when you point a finger at someone there are three pointing back at you. He is innocent untilproven guilty and, for whatever reason,he is no longer around to prove himself. So let him go!
LHS Mom

Bethlehem, PA

#14 Feb 17, 2010
Suicide, plain and simple.
John J

Emmaus, PA

#15 Feb 17, 2010
To TerryAnn,
Well said.
To the rest...
ELT452

United States

#16 Feb 18, 2010
LHS Mom wrote:
Suicide, plain and simple.
I agree. He felt the walls closing in in him. There was no way out for him. Although now that he is dead, do they really have to hurt his family this way?
Concerned from Bethlehem

Bethlehem, PA

#18 Feb 18, 2010
it is amazing how people condem and commit a person without knowing the following:

1- the situation - how many times have news agencies been wrong, a person has been conviced then let go - more than you could know, says something for our legal, moral systems and the professionalism by which it is reported.

2- the person - again most on here have conviced and condemed the man without knowing him and what the situation was. Just because you read something does not mean it is true. Just because something was filed, does not mean it is true or to the extent that it is been reported. Again professionalism has a lot to do with the way things are presented and interpreted.

I hope and pray for the family and that they are allowed to begin the healing process. And to the people on here who have condemed him remember, we have a so called legal system in which a person is tried and either conviced or let go, by a judge or a jury.
Zippy

Hellertown, PA

#19 Feb 18, 2010
Yea ok poor Mark, Bull I agree he got what he deserved and his family should know what a sick bastard he was.Gary and his wife have ruined alot of lives in the fire dept so its about time something comes out that they are not so clean perfect
Concerned from Bethlehem

Bethlehem, PA

#20 Feb 18, 2010
forgot, LHS mom remember this, you are making an assumption about what this man did in his last moments on earth, look at the 1st 3 letters in ASSumption, that to me tells the whole story.
BFD

Hellertown, PA

#21 Feb 18, 2010
I think He convicted himself, palin and simple rather than go to jail He chose to lay in front of a truck. Lets not make Him a poor innocent martyr...He obviously had issues and he took the cowards way out!!!!

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