An unidentified 67-year-old homeless woman, who was sleeping on a bus bench, was recently set on fire by a man in Los Angeles, California, reports KTLA-TV (video below).

Witness Erickson Ipina told KTLA-TV: "He went inside to the Walgreens store, bought alcohol and then he just poured it all over the old lady. Then he threw the match on her and started running.”

Police say the suspect, who is in custody, is 28 years old. The suspect reportedly threatened witnesses with a knife, if they told police what happened.

The homeless woman’s condition is very serious and she may die from her injuries, which would be a charge of first degree murder.


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