Man on scooter set himself on FIRE outside White House, Secret Service confirms!

The Secret Service confirms that a man in a “wheelchair style scooter” set himself on fire outside the White House on Friday. He was on the Pennsylvania Avenue side, near the north lawn. (Video from after incident below.)

President Trump was in the White and in a meeting at the time of the incident.



“A male subject operating an electronic wheelchair-type scooter lit his outer jacket on fire while sitting along Pennsylvania Ave. outside the North Fence Line,” the service said in a tweet.

Apparently the guy lit his jacket on fire, but Uniformed Division Officers were all over it, put him out, and gave him first aid.

Here’s video from the scene as the guy is being carted away.

There was a brief lockdown at the White House. The guy wasn’t seriously injured, and his motives are not yet known. “The male subject has been transported to a local hospital with what appears to be non-life threatening injuries,” said the Secret Service.

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Rutgers
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So what is this guy’s TDS level??? 10 billion?

TJK ✓
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Too bad it wasn’t crapperdick.
Just do it

Dr. Strangelove
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@TJK Not in his contract, unfortunately.

Dr. Strangelove
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CNN is reporting that the economy is so bad, the man couldn’t even afford gasoline.

John Henry
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@DR. The left will soon ban lighters, matches and and also sticks that can be rubbed together.

Dr. Strangelove
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When flicking your Bic is outlawed, only outlaws will flick your Bic.

Dramamama60
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Put him in a mental hospital or jail!

K-Bob
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Timmah!

(Too soon?)

JohnGaltFLA
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Jeb Bush will do anything to make Trump look bad.

DaYooper
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When I first saw the headline (without the mention of the wheelchair) I figured it was probably Chris Matthews. No such luck.

Conserve 58
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Conserve 58

This incident brings back memories of Buddhist monks lighting themselves on fire to protest the Viet Nam war. I could never understand why anyone would willingly light themselves on fire to protest a war.

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China was supporting the Viet Cong. A lot of the saffron-robed Buddhists are in Tibet. I wouldn’t put it past the Chi-Coms back then to threaten to blow up a monastery unless…

Just speculation. I can’t see why setting one’s self on fire is really effective as a protest, other than the general attention-getting.

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Now let’s just hope he gets the help he needs.

Oh right, we don’t have insane asylums anymore. We let out all the crazies and said their problems weren’t problems, but lifestyle choices. Well, OK then.

Hmm. :/

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Oh right, we don’t have insane asylums anymore.

Well there is San Francisco & Seattle, right.

AT
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Those are cities. Not places where we lock people up to stop them from harming themselves or others.

whbates
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Wow really? Think of them as free range asylums.

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Let’s nuke them and everyone in them without thinking twice based on prejudice.

whbates
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Recognizing they reality progressives. And Democrats have created is not prejudice. The rest of the nation is saddled with their decisions but we don’t have to like it or live with it without pushback.

AT
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Yes, so let’s nuke it all.

Conserve 58
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ATAT Those crazies make up the democratic party. Look no further than the House. They sit on committees and make decisions that affect our lives.

AT
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Yea. My favorite part is how it’s created a “Hahaha, whatever – you’ll vote for me because I’m not them!” class of politicians whose plantations we now live on.

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Is the scooter ok?

bigsir74
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Thanks Abe I thought it was funny and wanted to use it,but I did not want to get attacked by AT.

Abe Lincoln
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SLM (Scooter lives matter)!

AT
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Machine Lives Matter.

Dr. Strangelove
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Shades of Larry Lujack and Little Tommy.

Dukehoopsfan
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It has been reported that senator Sanders has been treated for his burns and released … to a mental health facility.

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LOL

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DukehoopsfanDukehoopsfan lol clapping

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That’s one way to feel the Bern.

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Smoking kills. wink

sjmom
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“His motives are not yet known.” This is easy. He needs serious help for his mental health. Nobody sane would do such a thing.

Squirrelly
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Maybe he was trying to do the same thing the Tunisian did that started the Arab Spring.

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Was it Pee Wee Herman?

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