On April 19, Scott Ranstrom, 69, had just sat down to enjoy a cup of coffee at a Denny’s restaurant near the Clackamas Town Center in Oregon City, Oregon.
Suddenly, a man walked by Ranstrom’s booth and poured gasoline over him and then lit him afire with a match.
Now, six weeks later, Ranstrom remains in a medically induced coma and is still listed in critical condition.
Police arrested 24-year-old Deshaun Swanger the next day, and he’s been charged with attempted aggravated murder.
No motive has been given for Swanger’s attack on Mr. Ranstrom, and it appears to be a random act of violence.
Swanger is being held on $500,000 bail.