Friday, May 28, 2010
St. Louis Man Claims Carjackers Poured Fuel on Him, Tried to Burn Him Alive
By Chad Garrison
on Fri, May 28, 2010 at 9:12 AM
Spring and Taft
According to the victim, two suspects armed with guns then entered his vehicle and drove him a couple blocks south to the 3800 block of Delor
where they poured a flammable liquid on him and demanded his wallet. The victim struggled at which point he became -- per police -- "engulfed in flames."
The suspects then fled the vehicle and the victim was able to escape the care and knock on the door of a nearby residence for help.
He's currently listed in critical condition at a hospital with burns to his arms, face and leg. His burned-out vehicle was found on the street.
The victim describes his attackers as an approximately six-foot-two black male with dreadlocks and a stocky (approximately five-foot-three) white male with short dark hair.
An investigation is ongoing.
A 26-year-old man was driving through south St. Louis around 1:45 a.m. today when he says a dark Blue Pontiac cut him off, forcing him to stop his vehicle near the intersection of
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