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    Flamer?

    Man sets himself on fire on Kennedy
    Drivers watched as he dies near 'Flame' sculpture

    November 4, 2006
    BY ANNIE SWEENEY Staff Reporter

    As horrified Friday-morning commuters watched, a man apparently doused himself with gasoline and lit himself on fire along the Kennedy Expy. near a 25-foot-tall Loop sculpture titled "Flame of the Millennium."

    A homemade sign was found near his charred body that read, "Thou Shalt Not Kill," said State Police Lt. Lincoln Hampton. Police are reviewing a videotape that also was found near the body.

    The death of the man, whose identity has not been released, was being treated as a suicide, authorities said.

    Witnesses told police they saw the man ignite himself just before 7 a.m. near the southbound Kennedy's Ohio Street exit, Hampton said.

    The Chicago Fire Department was called to the scene to help extinguish the fire, which was set at the base of the seven-ton sculpture along the Kennedy.

    An Illinois Department of Transportation worker was among those to witness the incident, according to a preliminary report.

    A can of clear liquid smelling like gasoline also was recovered, the report said.

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    Out of all the strange details of this story, the most odd piece of information to me was the fact that he decided to do this at 7 o'clock in the morning!
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    good work ethics. gets up early to get the job done.


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    Must have missed the don't kill yourself part of the bible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JLK View Post
    good work ethics. gets up early to get the job done.
    Hahaha you may be right!
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    WTF? I want to know what was on the videotape.

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    This asshat could've at least waited until Rush Hour was over
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