A 58-year-old Wal-Mart employee who said he “couldn’t take it anymore” lit himself on fire outside the Bloomingdale store where he worked late Thursday night and was later pronounced dead at a hospital, authorities said this morning.
At least 10 people witnessed the suicide and several attempted to help the man by throwing their coats on top of him in an effort to put out the flames, he said.
“He said he didn’t want any help and threw the coats off,” Sater said.
I wonder if we’ll ever know what it was he couldn’t take.
Wal-Mart worker burns self to death in parking lot [Chicagobreakingnews] (Thanks to Jason!) (Photo: kelly zen)