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Sheriff: Man found dead in van had been drinking

There are 21 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Sep 3, 2009, titled Sheriff: Man found dead in van had been drinking. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

Authorities have ruled that the death of a man whose body was found in a burning van last weekend in Fayette County was accidental.

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phdave73

West Jefferson, OH

#1 Sep 3, 2009
in other news, the sheriff also stated that Jimmy Hoffa just ran away from home years ago and that the 1947 alien invasion of New Mexico was just a silly hoax which Josef Stalin played on Harry Trueman. Stay tuned for further details,,,,
Bodie

Columbus, OH

#2 Sep 3, 2009
He'ld been drinkin' imagine that !!!
Let's see who pops up here to say what a good man and father he was.
Good fathers don't drink themselves into a "coma" they can't wake up from when the car catches fire.
Truth Hurts

Columbus, OH

#3 Sep 3, 2009
Thats hilarious. Keep up the good work Dave.
Liberty

Johnson City, NY

#4 Sep 3, 2009
Bodie wrote:
He'ld been drinkin' imagine that !!!
Let's see who pops up here to say what a good man and father he was.
Good fathers don't drink themselves into a "coma" they can't wake up from when the car catches fire.
How long is your "Good Father Checklist"? Is it one of those tests where the score will rank an individual's "Father Qualities" as outstanding, good, average, needs improvement, or drunkard capable of passing out and never to awake? Wake up from your coma Bodie.
RUKIDDINME

United States

#5 Sep 3, 2009
Bodie of Grove City, apparently you have never had a loved one who has suffered from this disease. I have and yes, the people that suffer from this can be good fathers, when they aren' drinking, because they do it secretly, just found out a family member is an alcoholic and has been for awhile and been a great provider and father, did we know he was an alcholic? NO, not until he was picked up and taken to jail for being intoxicated and combative with police officers. So before you begin making "jokes" about something you know absolutely nothing about, do some research on the subject you plan to bash! My sympathy to the family
RUKIDDINME

United States

#6 Sep 3, 2009
Truth Hurts wrote:
Thats hilarious. Keep up the good work Dave.
Maybe you and Bodie need to share a few drinks and find a faulty car engine and see how funny your family and friends think that is...you sick SOB's
RUKIDDINME

United States

#7 Sep 3, 2009
Matter of fact maybe all three of you IDIOTS should meet at a bar somewhere close share a few drinks and laughs yourselves to honor this poor man (make sure you invite his family and friends) I'm sure they would want to celebrate their loss in your "joyous" fun at cracking "jokes" regarding their loss.... and lets see how far that gets you.
MommaE

New York, NY

#8 Sep 3, 2009
Bodie wrote:
He'ld been drinkin' imagine that !!!
Let's see who pops up here to say what a good man and father he was.
Good fathers don't drink themselves into a "coma" they can't wake up from when the car catches fire.
I certainly hope you don't categorize yourself as a "good person"!
Good people don't pass judgment on people they don't even know (especially when that person is deceased). You should save your insensitive comments for your friends and not post them on a forum where this man's family can come across them. No matter what your opinion is on this situation, I am sure this man leaves behind a family that loved him.
Bodie

Columbus, OH

#9 Sep 3, 2009
RUKIDDINME I have had acoholics in my family and circle of friends and all died way too young.
I have no respect for anyone who hides behind drinking as a frickin "Disease" that's a crutch to excuse their bad and stupid behavior. There's too many ways to quit and too many places to get help so I suppose Rukiddinme since it's 2009 you need to wake up and realize this. No one feels bad that a dunk got burnt up in his car because he drank his self into a coma.
RUKIDDINME

United States

#10 Sep 3, 2009
MUST BE THE "THREE STOOGES" OF THE FORUM ON HERE JUDGING ANYONE WITH COMMON SENSE POSTINGS REGARDING THIS DISCUSSION. AS YOU CAN SEE "SOMEONE" (MOST LIKELY) THESE THREE IDIOTS ARE JUDGING CLUELESS OR NUTS...SEEMS TO FIT THEIR PROFILES DON'T YOU THINK?
RUKIDDINME

United States

#11 Sep 3, 2009
Try having some compassion for the family this man left behind. Do you ever stop to think he had children that miss him and loved him, just as some of you may have. He was a human life that was suddenly taken from those that loved him regardless of what he was. He wasn't nothing to you, but to someone else he was their everything, have a heart. If you don't know what compassion is...look it up in the dictionary or stop posting. It's real simple.
RUKIDDINME

United States

#12 Sep 3, 2009
Bodie wrote:
RUKIDDINME I have had acoholics in my family and circle of friends and all died way too young.
I have no respect for anyone who hides behind drinking as a frickin "Disease" that's a crutch to excuse their bad and stupid behavior. There's too many ways to quit and too many places to get help so I suppose Rukiddinme since it's 2009 you need to wake up and realize this. No one feels bad that a dunk got burnt up in his car because he drank his self into a coma.
No I thank GOD there's a difference between myself and you...Im a little more educated and caring where you apparently couldn't or don't give a crap about anyone or anything but yourself. And YES it is an illness, and YES it is a disease and YES an alcholic uses it as a crutch you total moron to for their bad behavior, and admitting they have a problem and seeking help in a treatment center and meetings is the first step to recovery...a battle they will fight for the rest of their lives...just like a cancer survivor...ir goes into remission and they hope it stays there, only its up to the alcholic himself to mental keep it in remission so save your "know it all" lecture for someone else that knows less than I do cause apparently, I certainly know more than YOU...have a nice day. And stop bashing the dead. It's so ugly
Truth Hurts 2

New Albany, OH

#14 Sep 3, 2009
HEY RUKIDDINME-WHATEVER The dumb--- drank himself silly until he passed out, he WASN'T suddenly taken.Wake up! Hey Bodie lets meet for a drink.My vehicle is newer than 1998 so it probably won't catch fire.
MommaE

New York, NY

#15 Sep 3, 2009
Bodie wrote:
RUKIDDINME I have had acoholics in my family and circle of friends and all died way too young.
I have no respect for anyone who hides behind drinking as a frickin "Disease" that's a crutch to excuse their bad and stupid behavior. There's too many ways to quit and too many places to get help so I suppose Rukiddinme since it's 2009 you need to wake up and realize this. No one feels bad that a dunk got burnt up in his car because he drank his self into a coma.
They also have help for people with anger issues and it sounds like you need it.
People are simply saying that regardless of your beliefs on alcoholism, show some respect for the deceased's family. If this guy did have a drinking problem, don't you think they've suffered enough dealing with that and now with his death? Now they can possibly log on here and have to read your comments? Just try to show a tad bit of compassion.
Crispy Critter

Columbus, OH

#16 Sep 3, 2009
Yep I was right. Drunk passed out and turned into crispy critter. How much more worthless can a human being get to not be home with his kids and at least taking care of them.
BUD FRUMPS SISTER N LAW

Norwich, OH

#17 Sep 3, 2009
Thank you MommaE and RUKIDDENME I am related to Gary Frump The loving father that died in the fire in Milledgeville he did leave behind 3 children and will be missed alot. I just hope his children donot read thses comments. Thank you for sticking up for my nieces an nephews father..
danielle

Hamilton, OH

#18 Jan 4, 2013
first of all let me say one thing this man was a great father maybe he had a little to drink but that dosesnt mean he wasnt a good mad to his kid and kids that werent his to for all you shit talkers you can shut the fuck up because this is mt uncl and he was one hell of man father uncle and friend he was just in the wrong plac at the wrong time so how about everyone who had somthing negitive to say go get a life and stop talking about people whn you dont no the first thing about him okay thankss, idk if you no this but some people take this to offense and his 6 year old daughter just seeen what you guys were saying about her dad a bustd in to tears you think he wanted to leave three beatiful babys behind hell no so how about you get the fuck off here and mind you busniess
danielle

Hamilton, OH

#19 Jan 4, 2013
well his daughter did read them and she is in tears that people reallly think this of him you people are sick
Big Johnson

Columbus, OH

#20 Jan 5, 2013
danielle wrote:
first of all let me say one thing this man was a great father maybe he had a little to drink but that dosesnt mean he wasnt a good mad to his kid and kids that werent his to for all you shit talkers you can shut the fuck up because this is mt uncl and he was one hell of man father uncle and friend he was just in the wrong plac at the wrong time so how about everyone who had somthing negitive to say go get a life and stop talking about people whn you dont no the first thing about him okay thankss, idk if you no this but some people take this to offense and his 6 year old daughter just seeen what you guys were saying about her dad a bustd in to tears you think he wanted to leave three beatiful babys behind hell no so how about you get the fuck off here and mind you busniess
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Full_stop
Dan

Springfield, OH

#21 Jan 5, 2013
danielle wrote:
well his daughter did read them and she is in tears that people reallly think this of him you people are sick
You are right Danielle.

Oftentimes people on this forum lack compassion for the less fortunate among us whom they perceive have made poor life choices. However remember that all will be held accountable for our words on the day of God's judgment, God reads Topix and they will not escape judgment for their mocking and harsh words.

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