Truth truly is stranger than fiction!
And let me just say at the onset here that we don’t celebrate ANYONE getting hurt or killed.
Prior to about 30 minutes ago, I didn’t even know who “Josh Kruger” was and I have no ill will towards him.
Feel terrible for his family.
BUT…..the truth must be reported and the irony here is impossible to ignore.
So let’s start with this Tweet:
The Dilbert dude is like Nostradamus. Look at this prediction from 2020. Wow. Eerie. https://t.co/0kffBpbQu7
— Josh Kruger (@JoshKrugerPHL) September 30, 2023
Screenshot here in case it gets deleted:
One more screenshot here:
Let me explain to you what you’re seeing.
Ok, so Scott Adams is the guy who created “Dilbert” and a well-known Conservative.
Heck, I’m not even sure if that’s fair to say, I don’t know if he considers himself a Conservative.
But he definitely has pushed back on many MSM narratives, sometimes even changing long-held personal beliefs.
So the “Dilbert Dude” posts in July of 2020: “If Biden is elected, there’s a good chance you will be dead within the year.”
Liberal reporter Josh Kruger from Philly for some reason finds that Tweet and Retweets it just two days ago on 9/30/23 mocking it saying: “”The Dilbert dude is like Nostradamus. Look at this prediction from 2020. Wow. Eerie.”
The eerie thing though?
Two days later Kruger would be shot dead in his home in the violent, blue City of Philadelphia:
JUST IN: Liberal journalist Josh Kruger was shot and killed early this morning in Philadelphia after an intruder entered his home and started shooting.
Just two days ago, Kruger responded to a tweet from Scott Adams, mocking him for his prediction that "there's a good chance you… pic.twitter.com/lYnLghsQ69
— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) October 2, 2023
Philadelphia journalist and advocate Josh Kruger was shot and killed at his home early Monday morning, according to police.
No weapons were recovered and there have been no arrests, a statement from police says.
Kruger, 39, was shot seven times in the chest and abdomen at his Point Breeze home at around 1:28 a.m., police said. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Most recently, Kruger had worked as a journalist covering issues like LGBTQ+ rights, homelessness, HIV and addiction in publications like The Philadelphia Citizen and The Philadelphia Inquirer. One of his most recent stories was a tribute to JoAnne Epps, the president of Temple University, who died in September.
“We are shocked and saddened by Josh’s death,” said Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney in a statement provided to CNN.
“Josh cared deeply about our city and its residents, which was evident both in his public service and in his writing,” said the mayor. “His intelligence, creativity, passion, and wit shone bright in everything that he did – and his light was dimmed much too soon. We were exceedingly fortunate to call him a colleague and our prayers are with everyone who knew and loved him.”
His work built on his own personal experiences living with HIV and experiencing homelessness, according to his LinkedIn profile. In his profile, he described himself as a “destroyer of stigma and bureaucratic silos” and a “believer in the common good.” He also used social media as a platform to write about his own experience surviving addiction and continuing to work with people dealing with addiction in Philadelphia.
Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner (D) released a statement on the Kruger’s death:
“Josh Kruger lifted up the most vulnerable and stigmatized people in our communities – particularly unhoused people living with addiction. As an openly queer writer who wrote about his own journey surviving substance use disorder and homelessness, it was encouraging to see Josh join the Kenney administration as a spokesperson for the Office of Homeless Services. Josh deserved to write the ending of his personal story. As with all homicides, we will be in close contact with the Philadelphia Police as they work to identify the person or persons responsible so that they can be held to account in a court of law. I extend my deepest condolences to Josh’s loved ones and to all those mourning this loss,” Krasner said.
And NBC News had the following:
A Philadelphia journalist and community advocate was fatally shot inside his home overnight, according to police.
Police were notified of a shooting at Josh Kruger’s home in the 2300 block of Watkins Street at 1:28 a.m. Monday.
Kruger, 39, sustained seven gunshot wounds to the chest and abdomen. He was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead at 2:13 a.m.
No arrests have been made, and a motive is still under investigation, police said.
Kruger was known in the Philadelphia community as a social justice advocate and a longtime journalist, writing for platforms such as The Philadelphia Inquirer and The Philadelphia Citizen. He also worked for Mayor Jim Kenney’s administration as a spokesperson for the Office of Homeless Services.
Eerie for sure.