“He was just sitting there, very quiet, very peaceful almost like he was meditating,” Garcia said. “I think the fact that he had a pillow with him suggest perhaps he was taking inspiration from Buddhist monks who’ve protested that way before.”
Houstonian Larry Mukes who was changing a flat tire across the street ran over to see what was happening.
“It was a couple of people saying it was because he couldn’t find a job,” Mukes said. “He was trying to find work.”
There were a lot of theories floating around from witnesses. There’s no official word if this was a suicide attempt, a protest or something else.
Read more at the Houston Press.