Man Lights Himself On Fire Trying To Burn Down a Florida Church

Brittany M. Hughes | August 28, 2023
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Numbers 32:32 warns ne’er-do-wells to “be sure your sin will find you out.” But if the verse had been written about this particular criminal, it would have read, “Be sure your sin will find you out immediately - and leave you with second-degree burns.”

An arsonist managed to light himself on fire while attempting to ignite the front doors of an Oakland Park church in Broward County, Florida. Investigators said they’re still searching for the person caught on surveillance camera around 1:30 a.m. on Monday. Firefighters responding to a call had arrived on scene and put out the flames before quickly determining the blaze had been intentionally set.

Per footage lifted off the security camera, a person can be seen walking from the church parking lot to the front doors carrying a gas can. The individual then dumped fuel in front of the church and used a paper towel to set it on fire. A moment later, the suspect repeats the process a few feet away - and appears to ignite his own shoes in the process.

The person, who appears male based on the video, then takes off across the parking lot.

The fire reportedly caused about $1,000 in damage before it was put out. We can only hope this moron's medical bills were higher.