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Man sets himself on fire.

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by ODS-1, Jun 18, 2004.

  1. ODS-1

    ODS-1 Elite Member

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    (This happened in my city today. Craziness.)Witnesses Shocked When Man Sets Himself Ablaze
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    By Maureen Kyle

    (LOUISVILLE, June 18th, 2004, 5:30 p.m.) -- A bizarre scene unfolded at Louisville's Hall of Justice Friday morning when a man set himself on fire. WAVE 3's Maureen Kyle was there.

    In one hand the man carried a sign reading "WHO'S RESPONSIBLE" and also chanted "Whose Responsible Now" in a thick accent. In the other hand, he had a half-gallon container of gasoline and doused himself with it as he chanted.

    A police officer on the scene was able to call for back-up. As more officers arrived, the man appeared to become more anxious. After walking around for about five minutes, he lit the back of his jacket, but then removed it almost immediately.

    Sgt. Robert Calbert, of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, said he could smell gasoline when he went to check the situation after getting a call from dispatch. Calbert, who works at the courthouse, went back inside for a fire extinguisher and put the flames out within seconds.

    Firefighters also responded and spent about 20 minutes cleaning up.

    Maj. Henry Ott, a spokesman for the Louisville Fire Department, identified the man as 48-year-old Morteza Mehrpoubegan, an Iranian refugee. He was taken to a hospital and was in stable condition with minor burns.

    People who watched the incident unfold were visibly shaken. "I had to ask for a hug," said Angela Burch. "I was so scared. When I seen him set himself on fire, I just dropped to my knees and prayed to Jesus."

    Donna Nunn was just getting a newspaper when the commotion began. "We thought he was going to blow us up. Everybody was scared he was going to blow us up instead of himself."

    FBI spokesman David Beyer said an initial investigation by the Joint Terrorism Task Force found that the man was not a terrorist.

    "He has some personal issues unrelated to any terrorist matters," Beyer said.

    So far, no charges have been filed against the man, who was listed in stable condition at University Hospital with second and third degree burns.
    Crazy. This may be my last post of wasting time on 12 oz. So, FAREWELL 12oz.

    EDIT* He was protesting what he said to be refugees not getting what they need when they come to this country.
  2. azert

    azert Senior Member

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  3. ledzep

    ledzep Junior Member

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    jeez, everyone is a suspected terrorist now-a-days.
  4. StarzAbove

    StarzAbove Veteran Member

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    Some people in this world make it a very sad place
  5. Kr430n5_666

    Kr430n5_666 Banned

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    d: no way
    b: im having a party all by myself
    b: me and paper
    d: l
    b: a paper party omg omg
    b: my lip doesnt hurt anymore!
    b: eee
    d: woooooooooo
  6. GamblersGrin

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    People who watched the incident unfold were visibly shaken. "I had to ask for a hug," said Angela Burch. "I was so scared. When I seen him set himself on fire, I just dropped to my knees and prayed to Jesus."

    oh man that woman is such a pussy and bible lover and god fearer its a total turn on.
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    destroya Senior Member

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  8. iloveboxcars

    iloveboxcars 12oz Royalty

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  9. sarahyoulose

    sarahyoulose Senior Member

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    speaking of that

    my friends dad is a light skinned east indian.. hes super light skinned with blue eyes.. and when their family went to this museum in SF, they were standing in line.. and the museum said that they were going to cut the lines soon...
    so Mr. Sangha's cousin said, "well you guys better hurry this line up cus this guy here's a terrorist"
    and everyone in the museum just stopped, eyes wide, jaws open and just staaaaaaarrrrrrrrrreeedd at him
  10. KYU

    KYU Member

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    people are just dumb
  11. WhiteOx

    WhiteOx Elite Member

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    nice quotes in that article
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  13. Brewster Baker

    Brewster Baker 12oz Loyalist

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    hold a match to your ass.
  14. Pilau Hands

    Pilau Hands Guest

    dude didn't get the memo

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