PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) – Police say a man is accused of tossing gasoline on a Port St. Lucie bar bouncer and then lighting him on fire.
Police Sgt. Frank Sabol told Scripts Treasure Coast Newspapers (http://bit.ly/1cpfZlV ) the man had been paying with bounced checks and was told on Sunday night he would have to pay with cash or a debit card. A short time later he was kicked out of Neely’s Grog House.
Sabor says the man returned with a cup of gasoline and threw it on the bouncer who was standing at the door. The bouncer and his friend chased the man, and tackled him. The man lit the bouncer on fire and fled in a truck.
Police are searching for him.
The bouncer was taken to the hospital with serious burns.