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.
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.
What a pity ALL liberals wouldn`t do this.We could bring marshmallows!
Just when he thought his day couldn’t get any worse.
Poor shmuck, that pepper spray on his burns ... death must have been a blessing!
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.
Pepper spray the burning man and he would tend to run away.
Such a shame this lunatic had to increase his carbon footprint before committing suicide.
That he offed himself as a human torch is of no moment.
However loud laughter was heard emanating from the store!
I’m glad he didn’t harm anyone else. Prayers for a deeply misguided soul.
Pepper spray? Was the officer trying to season the guy?
Other than that, he kept running away. He did not want to be extinguished. He wanted to be THE fur martyr. Well I guess he succeeded.
Now everyone will remember him for, 5 or 10 minutes. Tops. Way to go, idiot. Shoulda had a V8. Mink, anyone?
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