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Inept arson suspect attempts to burn down church but nearly lights himself on fire in the process: Video

Surveillance footage shows a man nearly burned his leg while trying to burn down a church in Florida.

At approximately 1:40 am on August 14, Broward County First Responders received the following fire report. Ministry of Electricity Extension A church in Oakland Park, Florida, just a few miles north of Fort Lauderdale. Members of the Oakland Park Fire and Rescue Service and agents from the Broward County Sheriff’s Department arrived on the scene and almost immediately began to suspect arson.

“After extinguishing the fire, firefighters alerted police to evidence that the Ministry of Electricity and Extension fire may have been deliberately set on fire. decision,” said the official. statement From the sheriff’s office.

Luckily, the church had at least one surveillance camera monitoring the parking lot. The camera captured what appeared to be a young man intentionally setting the church on fire.

The video shows the tall, lanky suspect in shorts and a T-shirt walking around the church grounds carrying what appears to be a petrol can. The person then begins pouring the contents of the can onto a portion of the church landscape.

The suspect then set fire twice, reportedly By lighting a paper towel. The suspect appeared to be surprised by the force of the fire. Lighting the first fire, he jumps out of the way to avoid being burned.

Despite what seemed like a catastrophe, he walked a few steps and opened more fire. This time, the flames not only ignited around some bushes, but almost immediately blue flames pooled around the man’s shoes, threatening to engulf the man’s lower body.

The suspect then ran, which extinguished the flames, video footage shows.

The suspect narrowly avoided serious self-harm, but apparently managed to inflict some damage on the church. Reportedly, the alleged arson caused damage to church property worth about $1,000. The suspect is still on the run.

If you have information about this case, please contact BSO Detective Robert O’Dor at 954-321-4849, submit your information through the SaferWatch app, or contact Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477). ) anonymously. browardcrimestoppers.org.

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