Monday, 15 April 2013

Homeless man sets man on fire for refusing to give him money

Homeless man sets man on fire for refusing to give him money, A man is in the hospital with third-degree burns after he was set on fire by a homeless man.

An unidentified 39-year-old transient asked an unidentified 63-year-old man for some money as he was walking into a 7-Eleven at the 5100 block of Pacific Coast Highway in Long Beach, Calif. The man said no. Later, when the man came back out of the store and got into his vehicle, the transient ran up to him and doused him with some type of flammable liquid and set him and the inside of the man's car on fire, reports ABC.

"The door was open and you could see the entire insides were ablaze," one witness told Good Morning America. "His entire shirt was on fire, his head was on fire."

The man jumped out of the car and witnesses put out the flames.

The transient ran off but was later arrested and charged with arson and attempted murder.

"There has been no information they had a relationship," said Sgt. Aaron Eaton of the Long Beach Police Dept. "Right now it looks like it was a random act."

The police are looking for more witnesses and stated they will try to determine what prompted this crime.

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