Gofundme page for victim Scott Ranstrom. It looks legit, but as always, caveat emptor! Note that Gofundme has made it impossible to reach this page from its main page.
By Grand Rapids Anonymous
Friday, April 21, 2017 at 1:12:00 A.M. EDT
Watch: Deputies arrest Swanger
NEW: cell phone video of deputies arresting arson attack suspect Deshaun James Swanger pic.twitter.com/Ne8aKL77RK— Devon Haskins (@devonhaskins) April 21, 2017
GRA: Another senseless racial attack on a white man by a blackie. I thought Jerry PDX would have heard of this one (his neck of the woods).
Man suspected of setting Denny's customer on fire arrested
Brutal, random gasoline attack
KGW 9:33 P.M. PDT April 20, 2017
HAPPY VALLEY, Ore. -- A man suspected of setting another person on fire at a Happy Valley Denny's restaurant was arrested Thursday evening.
The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office tweeted "We got him!" Thursday night.
The suspect was identified as 24-year-old Deshaun James Swanger. He was arrested at a transitional home, located at Southeast 80th Avenue and Sunnyside Drive, just a few blocks away from the restaurant.
A neighbor called in a tip to the sheriff's office and told deputies he believed the man they were looking for was Swanger and that he lived at the transitional house with about 18 people.
The neighbor said he used to live at the home with Swanger and was surprised by the allegations.
"He was really quiet... he stayed to himself," the neighbor said of Swanger.
Watch: Neighbor talks about calling authorities
Swanger has a criminal history, including charges of robbery, burglary and assault.
Deputies told KGW's Mike Benner that on Wednesday evening, Swanger walked into the restaurant, located at 12101 Southeast 82nd Avenue, at about 9 p.m., sat down, threw gasoline on the customer, then lit the victim on fire with a book of matches.
Watch: Surveillance video of the suspect enter Denny's
Denny's arson suspect video
The victim is a 69-year-old man. His family has identified him as Scott Ranstrom. He is in critical condition at Legacy Emanuel hospital.
“His face was like this big and he’s a skinny guy. And all red, and horrible-looking, burnt to a crisp. He was burnt to a crisp," Ranstrom's sister said. "They did that to my big brother. I don’t think I’ll ever get over it. It’s not fair.”
GRA: The light-skinned blacks are just as bad as the rest of them.