Death on wheels?

This headline from a news aggregator (where else?) is ambiguous. Is the death penalty on tour?

No, but Florida is executing someone named Danny Rolling. Most readers, especially outside the state, do not know his name, however, especially for headline purposes. And his last name conveys another meaning altogether, so even if it is recognized by the audience, why create confusion with this sort of headline?

More on problems with news aggregators here.

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