Skip to comments.Man dies after setting himself on fire outside fur store
Posted on 01/28/2010 4:07:44 PM PST by Teflonic
PORTLAND, Ore. - A man set himself on fire after pouring gasoline on himself outside Nicholas Ungar Furs at 12th and Yamhill Wednesday morning before police used a fire extinguisher to put out the flames. He later died from his injuries at the hospital, police said.
The man was identified as 26-year-old Daniel Shaull from Kansas, according to the Multnomah County medical examiner.
It was not immediately clear whether Shaull was protesting against the store, which has had problem with animal rights activists in the past, but witnesses said he was screaming about the treatment of animals.
There are animals dying! Animals dying! witnesses said Shaull was screaming as flames engulfed his body and shot above his head.
He tried to run into the building, said witness Mike Cheema who owns a food cart a few feet from where the incident occurred. The door was locked. He couldnt get in. He came right out screaming, the world is ending, animals dying!
I looked over flames, burning. I thought he was crazy, said another witness L.C. It was traumatizing. It was horrible.
I saw a guy that was running around with his arms waving, and he was completely on fire, said Julie Sies who was walking to a dentist appointment at the time. He was just screaming and asking for help.
Witnesses gave different accounts of the path Shaull took while he was on fire. The fire blackened the sidewalk and charred remains were scattered about the area, including what appeared to be a footprint.
Shaull was taken to Legacy Emanuel Hospital where he later died.
No one at Nicholas Ungar Furs wanted to comment on the incident.
what, wasn’t there a warning on the matches that setting yourself on fire could be hazardous to your health?
Yeah, well, trust your instincts there..
Either that or a candidate for the Darwin Awards.
Such a moron.
Well, that will thin out the gene pool.
I’m just guessing but his last word was “WOOF”.
I wish all the liberals would follow his fine example
Poor soul. Obviously crazy.
Glad he didn’t manage to take anyone with him.
Don't take the brown acid.
So the guy burns himself up in a painful death and people still wear fur. Go figure.
PETA had a BBQ ping.
Best news story I’ve heard all day. More to follow, I hope.
Proof that liberalism is a mental disorder!
I agree, mentally unstable, truly sad.
DARWIN AWARD WINNER!! Whata DOOFUS!
Those ungrateful animals! The least a passing dog could have done is lift its leg and put the guy out....
Was he trying to catch the store on fire by running into it?
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