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Florida man sets self on fire while setting up cross-burning Halloween decoration

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Updated: 10/16/2013 10:01 am
PALM BAY, Fla. -- A Florida man was hospitalized with serious burns he suffered while decorating his home for Halloween Tuesday night, according to police.

According to his wife and friends, the 50-year-old man was using gas to light a wooden cross as a joke when he set himself on fire at his Palm Bay home.

Investigators said the man's wife used a water hose to douse the flames.

The man was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center with burns over 40 percent of his body and suffered second-degree burns to his upper torso.

Police said the man had been drinking.

His name was not released.

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RiverRat - 10/16/2013 2:55 PM
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Karma?

Sportbikechic - 10/16/2013 10:52 AM
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Can you say DUMBA$$????

angels072258 - 10/16/2013 10:33 AM
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Burning a cross as a joke; Not very wise.
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