PHOENIX — A man is in critical condition after he was fully engulfed in flames at a Phoenix shopping center Thursday night, according to police.
Lindsay Riedlinger, a manager at the Arby’s near 35th and Glendale avenues, said customers in the drive-thru came into the restaurant screaming that a man was on fire. She grabbed a fire extinguisher and put out the flames.
“He was just standing there,” Riedlinger said. “He wasn’t screaming, he wasn’t yelling or anything. He just looked like in complete shock.”
The man then walked into the nearby Taco Bell and asked for water. Witnesses said he was still smoldering.