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Hollywood Stabbing: Woman Killed On Walk Of Fame Over $1 Argument

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A stabbing in Hollywood over a single dollar resulted in the death of a 23-year-old woman this week.

A young woman was stabbed to death while taking pictures on the Walk of Fame in Hollywood. Three panhandlers have been arrested for the woman’s murder.

Police say that the three suspects approached Christine Calderon, 23 as she was taking pictures at the tourist attraction. The three men demanded that Calderon pay them a dollar for taking pictures on the Walk of Fame.

When she refused, the men reportedly pinned her against a wall and stabbed her.

Mayor-elect Eric Garcetti told CBS Los Angeles: “This is barbaric behavior and I’ll be damned if we’re gonna roll things back in Hollywood when we made too much progress to see this sort of, you know, complete disrespect and disregard.”

Calderon was found at a busy intersection on Hollywood Boulevard at about 8:30 on Tuesday night. She was taken to a hospital where she later died.

UPI reports that Dustin James Kinnear, 26, was charged with murder. Jason Joel Wolstone, 33, and Brian Joseph Widdoes, 34, were charged with two counts of accessory after the fact.

The Huffington Post notes that the Walk Of Fame is a popular place for beggars and street performers. Some panhandlers demand money after taking pictures with tourists.

 

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53 Responses to “Hollywood Stabbing: Woman Killed On Walk Of Fame Over $1 Argument”

  1. Jeanne Reiswig

    No matter how much these guys are totally out to lunch. SHAME ON THEM.

  2. Leah Barth

    Not a surprise! I grew up near Hollywood… why would anyone from anywhere want to visit that trashy, dirty place! Sooo gross.

  3. Erika Rodriguez

    Glad those aholes were caught – doesn't bring this woman back but at least her family will have justice and they rot in prison. @Leah Barth Iagree I hate going there it smells like urine and way too crowded!

  4. Anonymous

    Dustin, Jason and Brian…Yep..definitely white guys.

  5. Anonymous

    Had a friend who lived just off Hollywood/Sunset. I hated walking down the streets of Hollywood because it was so dirty and messy. I haven't been back in years.

  6. Anonymous

    Had a friend who lived just off Hollywood/Sunset. I hated walking down the streets of Hollywood because it was so dirty and messy. I haven't been back in years.

  7. Anonymous

    Had a friend who lived just off Hollywood/Sunset. I hated walking down the streets of Hollywood because it was so dirty and messy. I haven't been back in years.

  8. Anonymous

    Had a friend who lived just off Hollywood/Sunset. I hated walking down the streets of Hollywood because it was so dirty and messy. I haven't been back in years.

  9. Anonymous

    Had a friend who lived just off Hollywood/Sunset. I hated walking down the streets of Hollywood because it was so dirty and messy. I haven't been back in years.

  10. Anonymous

    Dustin is the only obvious White guy name on there. Jason, as in Jason Campbell is a black QB for the Chicago Bears. Brian, as in Bryan Cox. Spelled different. Same name.

  11. Anonymous

    They are dirty homeless garbage. Unfortunately life in prison is a step up for these guys. 3 hots and a cot guaranteed for life. The only way to really punish people like this is torture.

  12. Gary Martin

    Blackmail is blackmail and there's no stopping it if you let it get started. First a dollar, then 10 then 100 then your wallet.

  13. Lori Hanson

    "Disrespect and disregard." Are you effing kidding me? Cold blooded murder, and this idiotic mayor calls it disrespect. Unbelievable.

  14. Allan King

    Thank goodness she didn't have a gun to protect herself or there may have been 3 dead Hollywood locals and she would be up for murder charges.

  15. Anonymous

    This Blvd has always been a scene of panhandling and harassment. Why aren't the local police (high school drop-outs) patrolling this area more often than they are. Pathetic to say the least. The local citizens there pay these jerks to protect life and property. The local police chief needs to be fired, first.

  16. Thomas Taylor

    Terrible that someone with little or no money was trying to enjoy life but ends up getting harassed and murdered by common street thugs who chose their way of life. They should all get the death penalty and what's more they should round up the parents of these POS and throw them in jail as well for failing society. That's how you take care of this sort of vermin before it gets out of hand.

  17. Danny Meeks

    Too bad California doesn't have the death penalty. The innocent one is dead and the guilty now have a roof over their head and free food and cable for the rest of their sorry lives. (Provided a California jury doesn't go all OJ on them and let 'em walk!)

  18. Josh Bocanegra

    I get the idea of the death penalty and why it should be done. But no, I think they should live and suffer, that seems so much worst than the death penalty.

  19. Jamie Jamra

    Very sad. Those 3 guys stand there every night holding a sign that says "f**k you", which amuses people into giving them change. But often they harass, provoke, and scream at passerby's trying to cross the street. I walked by there just a little after 8:30, in time to hear the ambulance/firetruck coming so must have just missed the incident by a minute or two. The hollywood/highland corner will be a much less sketchy place without those three insane guys hanging around anymore.

  20. Anonymous

    Disrespect and disregard for human life. The last part was implied. Critical thinking isn't your strong suit, I take it?

  21. Sanderson Kramer

    So I'll tell you guys what. Take a stand, don't pay a dollar and take a chance of getting assaulted or killed. Me, I'll give someone a dollar, not think twice about it and stay alive. You people have my permission to die for what you believe in for a Dollar.

  22. Gae Bluur

    people have gone insane and are going even more insane each day there will be epicdemic of this on the rise.

  23. Allan King

    and it is you're, not your. An education is a good thing

  24. George Vreeland Hill

    The death penalty was made for killers like these.
    Anyone who knows Hollywood Boulevard knows these three guys are idiots.
    Their stupid sign said it all about them.

  25. Eric Schneider

    This saddens me to no end. There is no limit to the disgrace of humanity, and each day brings a new sickening tragedy and disregard for human life.

  26. Anonymous

    Lori Hanson · The University of Kansas.
    "Disrespect and disregard." Are you effing kidding me? Cold blooded murder, and this idiotic mayor calls it disrespect. Unbelievable.
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    · 4 hours ago.

    dtsm77 (signed in using yahoo).

    Disrespect and disregard for human life. The last part was implied. Critical thinking isn't your strong suit, I take it?

    dtsm77, AKA mister "Critical thinking", yes we do get it. The Progressive mayor just can't bring himself to call them murderers. That would be way to harsh for a leftist to tag these young miss-guided ruffians. You can be sure there will be strong language leveled at these poor homeless fellows, and probably some jail time, but no not life…not life.

  27. Hal Jordan

    Why not just give them a dollar? Lol… people are so greedy nowadays. And so full of false pride.

    Yes she did not know she would die because she did not pay someone a dollar, but still. Knowing how crazy people are in the world, why not just appease them with a measley $1?

  28. Wayne Baxter

    You realize, I hope, that the walk of fame is crowded during the day and bullets don't stop just because they hit a body.

  29. Kishmir Intuches

    Right. So it's better that she be dead so that 3 worthless miscreants can walk the streets, make other citizens feel afraid and harass the public? And self defense to you is murder? Wow!

  30. Kishmir Intuches

    New York City was like that until Guilliani cleaned it up. He took a lot of heat for it but crime went down and the city became a lot cleaner. Now it's almost back to the days of Dinkins as Bloomberg is doing his best to turn the city into a slum again. But he got rid of the large sodas, temporarily.

  31. Kishmir Intuches

    There's no excuse for any city administration to lose control of the streets and give it up to vagrants etc. This isn't adding flavor to a city; it's bad for tourism, business and the only ones who profit are criminals, crooked cops and politicians.

  32. Mina Escobar

    You have to have money and be rich to get off like OJ, these assholes murdered for a dollar, they won't be walkin'.

  33. Sylvia Bu

    It's not the fault of the parents these are grown adults if you have kids or intend to have kids do you want to be responsible for something they chose to do. Those scums chose to take the life of this young woman over a piece of shatty paper something they should all had been working for

  34. Al Adams

    They Will in all likely, be Released in a Few Months, And She Will Still Be DEAD!, Watch What the Liberals Do!

  35. Al Adams

    I Won't Hold My Breath, I Still Think, ACLU or Some Liberal Goofus Group Will Get All Three Released! So Sad, The Innocent are Dead in the end as Always!

  36. Allan King

    YAWN, it didn't have enough people to stop a woman from being killed

  37. Jack Fleming

    It's a public side walk (public property). Anyone has the right to take a photo anywhere in that area. I see those jackholes all the time down there demanding money and they have no right to demand. Lock up those losers. As a professional creative freelance professional myself, people want to rip me off all the time, but would never think about so much as threatening anyone's life. Really sad!

  38. Ethan Greenberg

    Al Adams All of your heroes are in bed with these so called liberals. It's all about the money you silly man. Keep being a good "soldier" they like it when we are all divided and easy to control.