Police: Man arrested after setting other man on fire

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By: Associated Press
October 7, 2018

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Florida authorities say a man was deliberately set on fire at a Tampa-area homeless encampment, and another man was arrested.

The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office says in a statement that the two men were arguing early Saturday when one picked up a gasoline can and doused the other with fuel.

A witness told investigators that moments later, he saw 60-year-old James Heffernan engulfed in flames. The witness said he managed to put out the flames, and was burned in the process.

Officials said Heffernan was burned over 75 percent of his body and was hospitalized in critical condition

Investigators arrested 44-year-old Harold Rosenbaum Jr. on one count of attempted murder. It was not immediately clear whether Rosenbaum had an attorney.



 
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