Burning man was suicide
September 5, 2012
(UPDATE) A 50-year-old Arroyo Grande man who ignited himself with gasoline Monday and ran across Swinging Bridge in front of numerous witnesses has died.
Arroyo Grande police officials said that Jason Noble Cocks died Wednesday at 9:45 p.m. at the Grossman Burn Center at West Hills Hospital after suffering third-degree burns over most of his body.
Police officials termed the death a suicide.
Cocks’s clothing and body was ablaze and “fully involved” when passersby helped put out the fire, according to police reports.