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Arsonist Accidentally Sets Himself On Fire Trying To Burn Down Restaurant — Watch The Shocking Security Footage

Source: Reelz

Oct. 27 2022, Published 11:00 a.m. ET

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A frustrated customer-turned-arsonist found themselves in a world of trouble after attempting to burn down a New York eatery for reportedly getting their order wrong.

In an exclusive "Crime of the Week" recap for the Reelz police ride-along series On Patrol: Live, Deputy Curtis Wilson reveals details of the shocking crime caught on the restaurant's outdoor security cameras.

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The footage shows a man seemingly innocently standing just outside of an Indian restaurant in Queens, New York, when he suddenly grabs a bucket and douses the front of the establishment with gasoline.

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First attempting to strike a match and failing, he leans down over the gas to try and light another match directly into the puddle when both the gasoline and the man go up in a shocking burst of flames.

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Fortunately, only his shoes seem to catch fire, but the storefront is quickly engulfed as the man frantically runs away from the inferno.

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And while a good Samaritan rushes to the blaze to try to put it out with what remains of a can of beer, the fire is unaffected, bursting the restaurant's windows and melting the air conditioning unit.

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arsonist accidentally sets himself on fire security footage
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