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?
PORTLAND, Ore. - The first Portland Police officer to arrive on the scene of the man who set himself on fire Wednesday outside the Nicholas Ungar Furs store, accidentally used pepper spray in an attempt to put out the flames instead of a fire extinguisher, officials at the Portland Police Bureau said Thursday.
Police said the officer, who was nearby, saw 26-year-old Daniel Shaull from Kansas on fire, parked her patrol car, went to her trunk and accidentally grabbed pepper spray used for riot control instead of the fire extinguisher.
The canister of pepper spray the officer used is red like many fire extinguishers.
Police said someone else, a motorist who had been driving by, did grab an actual fire extinguisher to help Shaull, but he kept running away.
They (officer and motorist) attempted to get the young man to roll on the ground to put out the flames, Portland Police Chief Rosie Sizer said. He kept running away and was uncooperative. Eventually, additional cover units arrived, and they were able to get him on the ground and extinguish the flames.http://www.katu.com/news/local/82970607.html
I guess he showed us!
put a fork in him. he's done.
He needs to be fined for contributing to Global Warming by burning all that carbon-based material!
Barbecued moonbat. Gotta love it.
You win - Best comment of the day.
So let me get this straight. He doesn’t wear fur, but he kills HIMSELF to keep US from wearing fur??!?
Reminds me of the [fill in this blank with the “stuck on stupid group you prefer: pollacks, Aggies, Democrats, whatever] who came home after working late and caught his wife in bed with another dude.
The (_______) doesn’t say a word, he just walks over to the nightstand and pulls out a loaded revolver — which he puts to his OWN head.
His wife, sitting up in bed, screams “NO! Please don’t!”
To which he replies: “Shut up bitch! You’re NEXT!”
Pepper spray? Good.
Yeah I suspect so, wanted to commit suicide and take out the store with him but forgot about locks.
Good thinking L.C. What was the first clue?
>> parked her patrol car, went to her trunk and accidentally grabbed pepper spray used for riot control instead of the fire extinguisher
Whoa! They must have some big-ass pepper spray canisters!
Note to self: behave when in Portland. And don’t set oneself on fire, even accidentally.
And I think he succeeded.
How much carbon credits did these martyr spend and how selfish: I could have bought the marshamallows and BBQ to save heat.
You don't say.
I know I’m a sicko, but I laughed out loud at your post!
I have a burning desire to protest the unethical treatment of animals.
It is not clear if the man was running away because of the effects of the pepper spray.
Sizer said shes been told by the Portland Fire Bureau that the pepper spray used was water based and was not an accelerant. She said it did not make matters worse but that the use of the spray was regrettable.
OMG, guy's on fire and here comes the police with a cannister of pepper spray! It's really hard to maintain my composure here.
When he was yelling FIRE FIRE!!!!!!!, they probably thought he was yelling FUR FUR!!!!!!!
Yep, 1 down, 563,298 to go.
One less ossama hussein voter!!!!
Bear Spray size :)
One less libtard polluting the gene pool.
Or in enviro-nazi lingo:
One less evil human destroying our precious Mother Earth by consuming her limited resources.
>> He was trying to make the world a better place. And I think he succeeded.
ROFL! Nailed it.
If I were the store owner I’d have a “FIRE SALE” asap!
I find this sad. Liberalism does this to people, and they are used by the ideology. This guy simply sounded mentally unstable. But put him in with a crowd of like minded liberals, and anything up to and including fatally setting yourself on fire intentionally is possible.
I got to the point with Cindy Sheehan where I just could not hate her anymore. I found her completely pathetic. But the media and the Left used her just as long as they could (and she willingly participated) and then dumped her.
I really detested her, the people she chummed around with, and how she used the coffin of her son as a soapbox to preach Code Pink gospel from. When she reached the end of her 15 minutes and was discarded, I just couldn’t feel anything else but pity.
Liberals are lost souls.
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