Mintz heroically urged others to safety.
With so much focus (and rightfully so) on the monster that Umpqua Community College shooter Chris Harper Mercer was, I like that at least some of the attention he craved is being diverted to Chris Mintz, the 30-year-old dad who stood up to the little creep, getting himself shot not five (as was previously reported) but seven times in the process.
Mintz offers a smile from his hospital bed.
Already pumped full of bullets, Mintz told the gunman it was his son's birthday.
Mintz as seen in a family photo with his son in the background.
A hastily arranged GoFundMe page—apparently set up by Mintz's cousin, and containing a picture of the hero after surgery—has soared past $20K in donations, with no real signs of slowing down.
Mintz is quickly becoming an online sex symbol ... hot on the heels of being shot nearly to death.