Ferguson rioters ran over an elderly man when they stole his car Wednesday night.
The man, who uses an oxygen tank, was talking to Jaye Perry, 52, of Ferguson in the parking lot of the Faraci Pizza as they watched the rioters. He turned to her and said, “Only in America do you see stuff like this,” then returned to his car to retrieve a new oxygen tank so he could breathe.
Two men collared the man at his car, proceeding to steal it, though the man tried to hold on to his steering wheel. His effort was unfruitful; the men ran over his body as they fled in the car. He called for the tank as he lay on the ground, and was later taken away by ambulance.
At least 25 buildings in and around Ferguson have been burned in the rioting.
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon had tripled the number of National Guard members from Tuesday.