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Officer accidentally used pepper spray on burning man

Update:

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

21 posted on 01/28/2010 4:17:11 PM PST by Teflonic
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To: Teflonic

o_o


25 posted on 01/28/2010 4:18:50 PM PST by happinesswithoutpeace (We are using your brain's electrical system as a receiver)
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To: Teflonic

>> 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.


33 posted on 01/28/2010 4:22:18 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Eat more spinach! Make Green Jobs for America!)
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“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.”

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It is not clear if the man was running away because of the effects of the pepper spray.

Sizer said she’s 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.

39 posted on 01/28/2010 4:24:46 PM PST by Drew68
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To: Teflonic
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
Just when you thought this story couldn't get any better ...
40 posted on 01/28/2010 4:24:56 PM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Teflonic

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.


53 posted on 01/28/2010 4:33:44 PM PST by Chickensoup (We have the government we deserve. Is our government our traitor?)
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Police Dept action item: make pepper spray a different color than fire extinguisher.

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?

59 posted on 01/28/2010 4:39:41 PM PST by Sender (It's never too late to be who you could have been.)
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accidentally used pepper spray in an attempt to put out the flames instead of a fire extinguisher,

Tears streaming funny!

70 posted on 01/28/2010 4:48:17 PM PST by Eaker (Where I'm from, "Gang Colors" is Realtree and Mossy Oak. You know what I'm saying hoss. Rule.308.)
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“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.”

Hot AND spicy...


80 posted on 01/28/2010 4:53:15 PM PST by Yehuda (Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!)
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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.

Ooopsie.

81 posted on 01/28/2010 4:54:07 PM PST by Allegra (It doesn't matter what this tagline says...the liberals are going to call it "racist.")
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OMG that’s the funniest thing I’ve heard in WEEKS! They peppered sprayed him?


84 posted on 01/28/2010 4:57:20 PM PST by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Teflonic
Officer accidentally used pepper spray on burning man

There is a scene from a Quentin Tarantino movie here somewhere.

98 posted on 01/28/2010 5:14:35 PM PST by LiberConservative
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To: Teflonic

Salt also does a good job of smothering fire. She should have poured a few 50 lbs sacks on him.


117 posted on 01/28/2010 7:39:06 PM PST by Clay Moore (Roaches, predators, and thieves typically work under the cover of darkness. So it is with congress.)
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Pepper Sprayed a burning man?

What? There no vats of acids nearby to dunk him in?

I echo the many other FReeper reactions.

This is the biggest “Just Damn!” I’ve seen in a long, long time.


125 posted on 01/29/2010 6:56:01 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (Free Republic. The BEST place anywhere to PIMP YOUR BLOG)
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