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eville mom

Vineland, NJ

#1 Jul 2, 2008
Neighbors in Williamstown, Dauphin County awoke early Wednesday morning to see flames shooting from a house down the street. Two women were saved from one half of the duplex, but the man who lived on the other side didn't make it. The neighbor who tried to save him says he didn't want to make it.

Around midnight, Darryn Reed says he saw the house across the street completely engulfed in flames. Reed ran and got Linda and Amy Meehan out of their home. But when he tried to save 29-year-old Shawn Bentzel, he says Bentzel had barricaded himself inside and refused to open the door. "When I told him if he didn't come out, I’m coming in. Then, he started acting erratically, and I didn't know if he was going for a weapon, so I backed away," says Reed.

State Police say it was Bentzel who started the fire, but it wasn't the flames or the smoke that killed him. They say Bentzel shot himself in the head.

Isn't this the sicko that was going around exposing himself at Dayton Market and to his mail lady? Why not just kill yourself then, why start a fire that could have killed others. Rot in HELL loser.
tcparent

Lansing, MI

#2 Jul 2, 2008
eville mom I could not have said it better...this is the same man(not) My question is why was he out of jail...
eville mom

Vineland, NJ

#3 Jul 3, 2008
Because people like him get a slap on the wrist and left go, they let predators of children go all the time. So they can do it AGAIN!!! He did it at Dayton Market to young girls and then the Postal Lady.....How many others that he wasn't caught. One less scumbag to harm our children. But to also risk others lives while taking your own is not excusable to me. Kill yourself fine, but to put others in danger, and make them lose everything they worked hard for is horrible. I hope they have insurance and can move on with their lives. Kudos to Mr Reed for saving them, they were probably asleep and would not have gotten out with their lives. He is a true hero and and upstanding person in my eyes.
tcparent

Philadelphia, PA

#4 Jul 3, 2008
I understand the other displaced family has been dealing with some serious medical issues prior to this asshole's actions... Why did the DJ in Eville cut him lose? Oh weight he was not a block from his house after drinking two beers so he wasn't public enemy # 1. Not condoning the later just pointing out the truth in PA...No money in busting perverts without a job. I shop @ Dayton market with my daughters and so help me had they been exposed to that scumm he'd still be in Hershey Med. with no chance of re-offending
tcparent

Philadelphia, PA

#5 Jul 3, 2008
Hey Eville mom did you follow the week long ordeal in Vermont regarding the 12 y/o girl. Real nice example of a nation wide problem. Convicted sex offender( the kids uncle ) the step-dad achild rapist... kill em all. May that little child rest in PEACE
eville mom

Vineland, NJ

#6 Jul 3, 2008
Yeah I have read that, and the man in Carlisle they just arrested for exposing himself to numberous children. Hopefully he shoots himself to when they let him go home, cuz you know he will just go do it again. There is no justice and no harsh punishments for perverts that hurt our children. But if you get a DUI or less you will go to jail and be prosecuted to the fullest. Rape a child and you get probation???? What in that phrase makes sense to anyone?
hbg brother

Barnegat, NJ

#7 Jul 4, 2008
I just can't begin to believe what goes through your heads to be thinking such negative things to another human life. How you feel the right to judge another persons life, as though your better then them. Shawn Bentzel was never proven guilty in the court of law as the United States of America requires. Shawn died innocent of all charges before him, "all persons are innocent until proven guilty". Shawn was a true soldier in the American Way of Life, he was a brother, a son, and a friend, loved and cared for by many. Shawns health was illing of him, he was weak and tired. Please allow this........my loved one brother and friend to rest in peace.

Mistakes are made by many, we should remember that we should not judge another person until we have walked a mile in their shoes. It is important we remember to be kind to people because we do not know what battles they had to fight in their lives. In a message to his family and friends, Shawn asked we not mourn for him because now he is at peace.

I am going to ask that the world he left behind not just his family and friends respect that wish.
hbg brother

Barnegat, NJ

#8 Jul 4, 2008
the ultimate wish of peace...........
friend of shawns family

Brick, NJ

#9 Jul 4, 2008
dont any of you believe in God. he was a human being for heaven's sake. let his family mourn the death of their beloved family member. i am just sick that people like you that have commented so badly, would even talk ill of the dead. i have psychological problems, so i guess that makes me a bad person too. he was just a person, a human being that needed help. who offered a hand to help when trouble came? certainly not those who lived around them. noone cared until it was too late. his family was trying to get him help. and i agree innocent until proven guilty. i think you people should look in the mirror, before casting stones at others. let shawn rest in peace.
eville mom

Dallas, PA

#10 Jul 4, 2008
he was innocent, but killed himself before found guilty, don't try and say he didn't do this. He may have had problems, but to risk other peoples lives taking your own is a coward and shows he didn;t want to go to court. Plus he had more charges for exposing himself to the postal carrier??? I believe in god, when you kill yourself heaven does not wait for you, you go the other way. When you take responsibility for your actions and mistakes you make it to heaven. I have sympathy for the family of Shawn, but even more for his Victims he left behind, Dayton Market 16 year olds, Postal Lady, Disabled Couple (that thankfully made it out of their house alive) He tried to play God and take their lives to. They are the true VICTIMS not Shawn. I would never defend a loved one that has done what he has done. One less sicko in the world that can't hurt anyone else. People who expose themself to children do not deserve a chance to do it again, and he did it again to the postal lady....So we should feel bad for him. NO WAY.
eville mom

Dallas, PA

#11 Jul 4, 2008
If it was your 16 year old having an adult expose his private area and rub it in front of them, you would feel differently, it's not like only 1 person is stating this, it's 5 and then the seperate incedent with the postal lady....I guess they are all lying about your poor brother. I highly doubt it. Accept the facts.
friend of shawns family

Brick, NJ

#12 Jul 5, 2008
and what if it was ur family member that had passed away? u wouldnt like people being idiots and saying mean things when u didnt even know him. if a mentally retarded person would have done what he allegedly did, would u feel the same way about them. shawn was ill, he is a victim along with those other people. thank god no one was hurt or killed. but u dont know what was going on with him, or even what was in his head. until u walk in anothers shoes, u dont know what they are going through. and if u believed in God, u would know it is not ur right to judge him. Only God can judge people. Just give the family a break and let them grieve. Mind ur own business.
tcparent

Philadelphia, PA

#13 Jul 5, 2008
friend of shawns family wrote:
and what if it was ur family member that had passed away? u wouldnt like people being idiots and saying mean things when u didnt even know him. if a mentally retarded person would have done what he allegedly did, would u feel the same way about them. shawn was ill, he is a victim along with those other people. thank god no one was hurt or killed. but u dont know what was going on with him, or even what was in his head. until u walk in anothers shoes, u dont know what they are going through. and if u believed in God, u would know it is not ur right to judge him. Only God can judge people. Just give the family a break and let them grieve. Mind ur own business.
Ok fair enough, I'll mind my own business, but since I am a parent my kids are my business and what he did was wrong and if you knew he had issues why did you not interveen, so please kiss my A** and not expect the world to pity this SOB.
You might find more sympathy in Vermont...
END OF STORY
family of Shawn

United States

#14 Jul 5, 2008
My fondest wish for evilmom and all others who set themseves up to speak for a god they apparantly do not know, is that they too suffer the mental anguish and despair that drove Shawn to end his life. That is if you can get a life and stop meddling in other peoples. You are the bastard children of whores. That is my judgement of you. How does it feel?
eville mom

Dallas, PA

#15 Jul 5, 2008
It's not meddling when it is our children it was done to. If he had a mental problem he should not have been on the street in the 1st place. He is not a victim. It does not hurt my feelings that you call my mother a whore, you can have your opinion. Or that I am a bastard. But your family member did harm to people and thats the bottom line.
williamstown guy

Grand Blanc, MI

#16 Jul 7, 2008
so 2 the family and friends of bentzel i'm sorry about your loss. Now you have to understand that when an act of this nature goes on it does become other peoples business. How may u ask? well when he torches a double and severly damages another house. Putting other ppl's lives at risk. and not just them. the twelve fire companys that were called on the scence and entered the inferno. I live right across the street and it was horrific.

you say you were trying to get him help but u failed. and/or you didn't try quite hard enough. i have a ill feeling in myself because i knew something wasn't quite right about him how he would stare at my wife and i. so i felt part guilty cuz i didn't do anything.

so i say that we all have problems. i mean i do. but its how we handle them. he was a threat to the community and proved it that early morning when i saw the huge flames from his property.
eville mom

Vineland, NJ

#17 Jul 7, 2008
friend of shawns family wrote:
and what if it was ur family member that had passed away? u wouldnt like people being idiots and saying mean things when u didnt even know him. if a mentally retarded person would have done what he allegedly did, would u feel the same way about them. shawn was ill, he is a victim along with those other people. thank god no one was hurt or killed. but u dont know what was going on with him, or even what was in his head. until u walk in anothers shoes, u dont know what they are going through. and if u believed in God, u would know it is not ur right to judge him. Only God can judge people. Just give the family a break and let them grieve. Mind ur own business.
I wouldn't defend a sexual predator family member or not, that's what is wrong with the world. The child is the victim and the adult is innocent and troubled.
eville mom

Vineland, NJ

#18 Jul 7, 2008
And I will state for the final time, I do feel horrible for the family of Shawn. You did not make him do these horrible things nor could you stop him from doing them. One makes ones own choices, but people have the right to feel hatred toward him for his actions. You have to understand that also, not only defend him or make excuses. I would never say a bad word about his family, they did nothing wrong here. This was an adult man who made the choices he made, no one can help someone, they need to want to help themselves. I will pray for your family and please pray for those others that were victims of this tragic happening.
Molestors All Around

Vineland, NJ

#19 Jul 7, 2008
No eville mom & tcparent....we are supposed to be sad for this creep and let him keep violating children, until he rapes them....that's the way this country works. The owner of Dayton Market could not have said it better, he did this 3 different times at her store and was still free to walk around town and live a block away from the Williamstown pool, full of kids, and women and play with himself. SICKO!!! Watch porn you don't need to be in public playing with your little sausage and victimizing others. These people can not be rehabilitated, they are sick and always will be. Good Riddens to Shawn and hopefully more follow suit, so the children are finally free from these people.
tcparent

Lansing, MI

#20 Jul 7, 2008
has a fund been set up to assist the homeless families, I would like make a donation if there is?

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