Texas man Paul Joseph Garcia drove with pedestrian's 'mangled corpse' after crash, police say

Paul Joseph Garcia

A Texas man drunkenly ran a person over and then drove with the “mangled corpse” in his passenger seat for at least a half-mile — before stopping at a beer garden, police said.

Hey, who wouldn’t need a stiff drink after riding around with a bloody corpse for half a mile? That would be traumatic! Can’t really blame the guy.

Paul Joseph Garcia, 24, allegedly rammed into a pedestrian pushing a shopping cart at about 10:40 p.m. Saturday in South Austin, the Austin American-Statesman reported on Tuesday.

The victim went through the 2014 Ford Focus’ windshield and suffered traumatic injuries to the head, with some body parts becoming detached, according to an arrest affidavit cited by the newspaper.

The police were able to piece together what happened.

But Garcia kept driving “with a mangled corpse in the vehicle,” the document states.

I love the lurid language of that.

Witnesses saw Garcia park his car about a half-mile from the scene of the accident and then calmly get out, police said.

Can keep his cool. Got to admire that. You have to see the good in people, that’s what my Grandma used to say.

He then walked into the South Austin Beer Garden barefoot — “in a manner that caught the attention of the other patrons,” the affidavit said. He wasn’t served any alcohol at the bar.

How did he do that? He walked in Covered in blood, guts and hair a with bits of safety glass stuck to him? That just makes the imagination fire up don’t it?

Debris, including car and body parts, lined the road from the scene of the crash to where the car stopped, the document said.

Garcia had evidence on his body that matched the blood and body tissue found coating the inside of the vehicle, cops said. Called it!

Officers conducted a sobriety test on him and he was charged with intoxication manslaughter and accident involving injury.

Good work boys.

He was being held Tuesday on $110,000 bail.

If he lived in NY he could have been out the same night.

I find it odd that the news reports don’t mention the victim sex. With the writing from above it would really have spiced it up if they could have reported it as a woman killed or a “person of color” killed by drunk driver. Hmm… killer’s last name is Garcia.. Want to take bets on race and gender of the deceased?


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