- Associated Press - Monday, July 27, 2015

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - A Larimer County man set himself on fire Sunday when police responded to a complaint about his shouting and acting erratically.

The strange case happened Sunday afternoon when police responded to a report of suspicious activity. Authorities say that 34-year-old Roland Rideout refused orders and continued shouting. He walked down a residential street, making his way onto the porch of a private residence.

The Coloradoan newspaper reports (https://noconow.co/1S5LS5T ) that Rideout shouted demands for media attention, then doused himself with gasoline. He held a cigarette lighter and then ignited himself.

Poudre Fire Authority firefighters deployed fire retardant foam. Rideout was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police say Rideout has an outstanding warrant for a traffic offense and that he will face additional charges of arson and resisting arrest.


Information from: Fort Collins Coloradoan, https://www.coloradoan.com

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