LAist is the latest to jump on the “who cares if it’s true, it’s Halloween!” bandwagon. Not with the “Black Dahlia Murder House” legend, but by reviving the old chestnut about Elizabeth Short and the Cecil Hotel. Note the “allegedly,” so useful in repeating something the writer wishes were true. Followed by this gem: “IT IS SAID that so many people jumped off the roof in suicide attempts that the adjacent parking lot sued the hotel.” Said by whom? Ridiculous!