Drunk Florida man lights self on fire while decorating for Halloween with burning cross

In Brevard County, Florida, authorities responded to a fire at a residential home Tuesday night at which an unidentified man suffered self-inflicted, second-degree burns.

According to the local ABC news affiliate, the 50-year-old male was decorating his home for Halloween, which, natch, included a burning wooden cross. When the man, who had been drinking, attempted to use gas to set the cross ablaze, he ended up catching himself on fire in the process.

His wife used a water hose to put out the flames on her worse half. Authorities rushed the victim to Orlando Regional Medical Center, where he was discovered with burns over 40 percent of his body.

source: WFTV and WSOC

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