When choosing a location for self-immolation, choose Walmart. Specifically, choose the electronics department of the Towne Boulevard WalMart in Middleton, Ohio, because the manager there is handy with a fire extinguisher. From the Middletown Journal:
Reports said the man, from the 2000 block of Arlington Avenue, used a lighter and tissues stuffed in his pocket to ignite his jacket, which became “severely burnt.”
The WalMart store manager told police he used a nearby fire extinguisher to put out the flames before the 17-year-old sustained any injuries.
The teen’s mother told police her son was distraught after having recently broken up with his girlfriend.
This raises many questions, none of which we have answers for. —MEGHANN MARCO