Louisville man arrested after allegedly setting self on fire in Thorntons parking lot
According to an arrest report, 33-year-old Mustafa Alhameed intentionally poured gasoline on himself and his clothing, then used a lighter to set himself on fire.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Authorities have arrested a man they say poured gasoline on himself and lit himself on fire on New Year's Day.
It happened just after 6 p.m. last Friday, in the parking lot of the Thorntons gas station at the corner of W. Broadway and S. 1st Street.
According to an arrest report, 33-year-old Mustafa Alhameed intentionally poured gasoline on himself and his clothing, then used a lighter to set himself on fire. Authorities say Alhameed then ran through the parking lot while on fire, and continued westbound on Broadway.
"This act resulted in a fire department response," the arrest report states.
Authorities say Alhameed's actions, "put the firefighters in danger of serious physical injury or death."
"This act endangered other civilians in the gas station parking lot also," the arrest report states.
On the afternoon of Wednesday, Jan. 6, Alhameed was arrested at University of Louisville Hospital. He is charged with first degree wanton endangerment, according to the arrest report.
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