PLEASE REPORT ANY SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY of VIOLENCE TOWARDS THE HOMELESS TO THE POLICE!
DAILY MAIL - HUNT FOR MURDERER OF HOMELESS - SAN DIEGO MAN SET ON FIRE
OUR HEARTS BREAK at the news that another HOMELESS PERSON has been set on fire, and is not expected to live.
PLEASE CALL IN ANY LEADS. This suspect is very dangerous.
Witnesses say that the homeless man was lured into the attacker's truck, doused in a flammable liquid and set on fire in a parking lot outside an Oak Park Rite Aid north of State Route 94 at around noon Sunday.
The victim, who is a much-loved member of the homeless community, sustained horrific injuries and is not expected to survive. He is believed to be called Julio, CBS 8 reported.
Misti Cardenas, a friend of the victim, was with him when the attack happened. She said that the suspect left his truck to approach them, and asked her for water.
When Cardenas said she didn't have any, he stared at her with 'a weird expression,' she said. Then he turned his attention to Julio.
The two men then spoke for a little while, acting Lt. Manny Del Toro told The San Diego Union-Tribune, and the victim was lured into the truck.
It was then, according to both Cardenas and Del Toro, that he suddenly burst into flames.
'The victim went over and was being friendly with the guy and all of a sudden, he's on fire,' Del Toro said.
'Julio was screaming,' Cardenas told CBS. 'I tried to touch him but the flames were too hot and he was just screaming, and the man just stood there watching him burn.'
Throughout it all, Cardenas said, the attacker was emotionless. 'The expression on his face was that he's either hurt somebody before or he's going to do it again,' she told NBC.