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"I spotted a guy with long hair over in one of the women's clothing shops in Wonderland Plaza. He's holdin' a Molotov Cocktail... You'd better be careful..."
Otis Washington

Long Haired Punk is a scoop in Dead Rising.

It takes place in Casual Gals in the Wonderland Plaza. Frank meets Paul Carson, a pyromaniac who is terrorizing two women with Molotov Cocktails.


Frank arrives at Casual Gals in the Wonderland Plaza to investigate after a guy with long hair was sighted. He finds Paul Carson threatening two women, Mindy Baker and Debbie Willett, with a Molotov Cocktail in the store's closet. Paul accuses them of making fun of him. Frank startles Paul when he knocks over a gasoline can, prompting Paul to attack him.

After Paul is defeated, he drops his Molotov cocktail and ignites himself. As he lies on the floor burning, Frank extinguishes him with a nearby fire extinguisher. There's a fire extinguisher nearby, close to Paul's head next to the shelf of clothing. Put the fire on Paul out with the fire extinguisher. If needed, a second one is in the closet of the store where Mindy and Debbie are. Paul is the only psychopath that Frank can rescue.[1][2]Don't use first person mode to try and put Paul out, as Frank will only throw the fire extinguisher at Paul. When Frank puts the fire out Paul will be at less than half health.

If Paul dies, take a photo of him for part of the Psycho Collector and Psycho Taker achievements. Whether Paul dies or not, Frank will get the "Psychopath Defeated" bonus of 30,000 Prestige Points.

After the fire has been put out, Paul apologizes for his actions and Frank offers to bring him to the Security Room. He is able to free and calm Mindy and Debbie from the closet, and they follow Frank to the Security Room as well.



After Defeat

A Truce

Battle Style[]


  • There are two Photo Ops available for Paul. The first one occurs when Paul successfully hits Frank with a Molotov cocktail. The second is when Paul's crotch is on fire.
  • There is a glitch where Mindy and Debbie die if you enter Wonderland while the scoop is active and leave for long enough for them to die from offscreen damage if you never visually see their health bars when recruiting them.
  • Because Paul calls Frank later in Paul's Present, he is required to live for the Transmissionary achievement.



  1. a b c Off, Greg (August 7, 2006). Dead Rising Official Strategy Guide. BradyGames. , p. unknown
  2. Dead Rising: Items Guide by JungleFender, GameFAQs, (March 23, 2008).
  3. a b c Hall, Kevin. Dead Rising: Game Script by Berserker, GameFAQs, (January 5, 2009). Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "dialogue" defined multiple times with different content
  4. a b c Dead Rising: FAQ/Walkthrough by Natedrizzle, GameFAQs, (August 28, 2006).
  5. Rorie, Matthew Gamespot Gameguide Dead Rising, Gamespot
  6. Dead Rising Compilation of FAQs and Guides,
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