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Brooklyn man arrested for Staten Island gas station arson


Added 08-03-18 10:13:01pm EST - “A hotfooted Brooklyn man who set himself alight when he torched a Staten Island 7-Eleven has been caught, police said.” - Nydailynews.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nydailynews.com: “Brooklyn man arrested for Staten Island gas station arson - NY Daily News”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

A hotfooted Brooklyn man who set himself alight when he torched a Staten Island 7-Eleven has been caught, police said.

Fakrol Islam, 26, of Kensington, was arrested Friday for setting fire to the gasoline he splashed around the pumps at the Richmond Ave. and Victory Blvd. convenience store around 2 a.m. Monday.

Islam couldn’t get away fast enough after he tossed a lit piece of paper on the gasoline. Surveillance video showed him hopping around and pulling off his burning sandals as he fled the scene.

The arsonist’s antics caused internal throat injuries to a 21-year-old man nearby, said cops. The pumps’ fire extinguishers suppressed the blaze.

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