Who would set fire to a homeless man?

January 19, 2015

ambVentura police are searching for three men who attempted to burn alive a homeless man, but were thwarted by the efforts of a good Samaritan. [NBC LA]

Police say that 58-year-old John Frazier was sleeping near the San Buenaventura State Beach around 11 p.m. Saturday night when the three men approached him. The suspects poured lighter fluid on Frazier and then set him and his belongings on fire.

A passerby saw 5 to 6 foot-high flames and called the police. He then used sand to extinguish the fire.

Responders transported Frazier to the USC Medical Center, where he received treatment for his burns. The burns covered 40 percent of his body, but Frazier is expected to survive.

Following the crime, community members placed flowers, candles and messages of support at the location where Frazier was burned.

Police describe the suspects as three males in their late teens or early twenties. They have shaved heads and were wearing dark clothing.

Detectives request that anyone with information about the crime contact the Ventura Police Department at (805) 339-4309.


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4 Comments

  1. abigchocoholic says:

    Who would set fire to a homeless man?
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    Most likely a couple of his contemporaries. Check the homeless and drug using/dealing crowd in the area who probably had a disagreement with the guy.

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  2. Russ J says:

    Crappy parents bred these loosers.

    This happened in Santa Barbara 20 years ago. Some homeless dude got whacked by a teenager who’s parents weren’t fit to have children.

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  3. indigo1955 says:

    Who would set fire to a homeless man? Lots of people. I wish the news would stop acting so shocked. People don’t value others anymore. There is something up and Rich in MB says it perfectly. We have assumed a caste system just like India. The “untouchables” are useless in today’s society.

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  4. Rich in MB says:

    The Culture of Death devalues the “undesirables” Babies, Old folks, homeless…
    What people don’t want to admit is that when some life is devalued, all life is devalued.

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