A Florida man is fighting for his life after being doused with gasoline and set on fire on Christmas in a horrific attack that has baffled police.
Darrell Brackett, 44, was driving with his girlfriend at 11:30 p.m. in Miami when his car ran out of gas and he walked to a nearby U-Gas station to fill up a can of gas. He told his girlfriend to wait for him in the car.
After leaving the station, "witnesses reported that they saw him running in the middle of the street on fire," Miami-Dade Police said in a statement.
Brackett's mother Bridgett Brackett said she has been told that her son was surrounded by three men who "doused him with gas and set him on fire."
"It's heartbreaking. It's horrendous," Bridgett Brackett told ABCNews.com. "I would never imagine that this would happen to my son."
An unidentified woman who was passing by spotted Brackett and helped him roll around in the sand and dirt near the road to put the fire out.
"If she hadn't done that, he would have burned to death," his mother said.
Brackett was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital where he is in the burn center's intensive care unit.
Last edited by timetraveller; 12-28-2012 at 02:37 PM.
I say the people responsible for doing this should be lit on fire to see what its like. sick stuff these days.
If it actually happened the way described. It could have been an accident and the three people "someone" said were near him may not have had anything to do with it, if they exist at all. You would think that these days people would take the news with a bit of skepticism since the media has proven time and time again it is no bastion of accuracy.