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Florida man nearly set himself on fire while trying to torch his own home

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Scott Massa (Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office)

A 51-year-old man almost set himself on fire when he tried to burn down his own home, the New York Post reported.

Scott Anthony Massa reportedly took a bucket of accelerant and tried to set his Tampa Bay home on fire Sunday around 5:40 a.m., according to the New York Post. But while trying to toss the bucket through the window, Massa caught fire, then fled the scene.

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Massa was later arrested at St. Joseph’s Hospital where he was being treated for his burns, according to the New York Post. As of Sunday night, he was still in the hospital.

Charges against Massa were pending, the New York Post said. It's not clear why the man wanted to set his own house on fire.



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