Texas police said that they are trying to identify a woman who allegedly tossed gasoline on a man at a homeless encampment and lit him on fire.
San Antonio police said they were called to Howard Street at West Maple Street on Tuesday at about 9 a.m. over a report of a man on fire.
Police said the woman had gone to the Quick Trip convenience store and bought gasoline in a cup before returning to pour the gasoline on the man’s legs and light him on fire. The man was transported to a hospital for treatment, but his injuries were not life-threatening, and he was in stable condition.
KENS-TV spoke to a man known only as Bobby, who told them that the victim was his friend and he woke up to find that he had been lit on fire. He also described his verbal exchange with the woman.
“That woman’s watching me pull him out the fire, telling me, ‘Leave him in there, leave him in there!'” he said.
He said that he tried to run after her but that she fled.
Video footage from the scene showed that the fire had spread from the man’s tent onto a wooden fence of a local non-profit organization.
The victim was a man in his early 50s.
Police said that they believed the woman and the…
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