Ventura, Calif., police are looking for three white men who reportedly poured lighter fluid on a homeless African-American man and set him ablaze.
According to ABC 7 Los Angeles, around 11 p.m. Saturday, the three men approached John Frazier, 58, who was sleeping inside a sleeping bag in Ventura’s Pierpont neighborhood. The men reportedly poured lighter fluid over Frazier and his belongings and then set them on fire. A passerby saw the 5-to-6-feet-high flames and used sand to extinguish the fire before calling the police, ABC 7 reports.
“Frazier suffered second- and third-degree burns on his upper torso and face, but is expected to survive. He remains at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center,” according to ABC 7. Officers told the news station that when they arrived on the scene, Frazier’s belongings were still smoldering.