Way to Die #614
"Dead On Arrival"
Name of the death is a pun on the phrase "dead on arrival"
Dead On Arrival
Date November 6, 2002
Location San Francisco, California
Episode this death
was featured in
"Death Takes A Vacation"

Way to Die #614: Dead On Arrival, is the fifth death featured in "Death Takes A Vacation", which aired November 14, 2011.


On November 6, 2002, in San Francisco, CA. A drug smuggler named Garcia creates a tie-dyed T-shirt soaked in blotter acid so he can avoid detection at the airport. Garcia gets nervous and begins sweating, causing him to absorb a massive overdose through his skin, with hallucinations very scary, his heart raced to 280 beats per minute, his bloodsystem soared to the stroke zone, his mind shut down, and he had suffered a heart attack, stroke and fatal hyperthermia.

"Garcia was looking for LSD to take a trip, but then he screwed up. And wound up taking the ultimate trip... Death."

Segment Nickname

  • Acid Washed
  • Arrivi-Dosage
  • Tie Die


The CGI graphics show a pinball machine "tilted" (Normally, during computer pinball, "tilts" happen when you play the game too hard.) Franklin Ruehl, who was an interviewee in Reef Stew, makes a cameo when looking at the dead body.