A Fresno, California, man’s death raised a number of questions after he posted several warnings online in the days before claiming that the local police department killed him (video below).
John Lang was found dead with several stab wounds following a house fire on Jan. 20.
A news article from ABC 30 following his death reported that authorities thought the incident was “suspicious," and they believed the house was intentionally set on fire, according to Fresno People's Media.
In the days leading up to his death, Lang wrote several social media posts warning of his impending death and attempting to point the finger of blame at the police department. Their reason for wanting to kill him, according to Lang, was because he voices his opinion “regarding local government and politics” on local blogs.
He noted that he also discovered police were running an illegal emissions sticker scam.
On Jan. 15, he wrote on the Facebook wall of local reporter Corin Hoggard warning of his impending death.
“Corrupt Fresno Cops are going to try and kill me this weekend, possibly tonight," he wrote. "This is no joke. Please follow up on my story regardless of what happens or what version the cops and the fresnobee come up with."
The next day, Lang posted a video he took of a carpet cleaning company outside of a home.
“If I turn up missing or dead tomorrow remember this Van," he wrote in the video description. "I think I seen a couple of guys sneak out the side door and into the building when it was parked in the carport this afternoon.
“I’ve been causing the City of Fresno a lot of problems recently which I now regret."
On Jan. 20, Lang was found dead.
Following his death and the social media posts he shared in the days before, Lang’s story began to go viral — becoming one of the most talked-about issues on Reddit.
“If that's real this is pretty freaky,” one Redditor commented.
A police investigation into the fire and stabbing death of John Lang is ongoing.