A headline writer's job is to catch people's attention.
Sometimes even making a misspelling so that people will comment...but secretly we don't want to show the person that they
made a mistake.
A case in point is a blog that gives the impression that a man's home was accidently destroyed. Yes it was, but no it was
only a property he had made a good price purchase on (a foreclosure), but the man had not done anything with the property nor did
he have any possessions in the house. It sometimes takes a bit for foreclosures to get processed and actions such as the demolition
as well as very nice cleanup was done by the City. There is no question that the city will redeem the man's money or in the worst
case (now joking) they will bill him the $12,000 to $15,000 for the work which they did. I'm sure their lawyers (the city's) will find
some reason that the man didn't do something he was to have done to prevent the foreclosure.
If you want to write a human tragedy story, bet all the facts first and check them. This story could have been an urban legend.