There has been a rash of people being set on fire while dining at Denny’s restaurants lately.
The most recent incident occurred this week at a Denny’s in Hayward, CA when a man tried to light several diners, including a small child, on fire according to The Los Angeles Times.
The man who threw the gasoline has not yet been identified and in his custody.
There was another incident last month at a Denny’s restaurant in Portland, Oregon. At the time, Scott Ranstrom, age 69, was quietly eating his dinner when a man threw gasoline on him and ignited the fuel.
Ranstrom’s injuries were life-threatening at the time, but he has since recovered.
Oregon police arrested Deshaun Swanger, 24 at a ‘transitional housing project,” and charged him with the crime.
In both incidents, no motive was given by the assailant.