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Restaurant employee sets woman on fire while performing trick with alcoholic drink

By Mason White 4:45 PM January 3, 2017
Wine glass and fire (illustration)
By: Mahesh Sarin

A woman was rushed to a hospital after a restaurant employee set her on fire during a trick with an alcoholic beverage, according to police in California.

Santa Ana police said that they have launched an investigation after the woman was burned at the Lola Gaspar restaurant, which is located at 211 W 2nd Street.

According to the police investigation, a waiter poured alcohol at the bar and decided to perform a trick with the beverage early on Sunday morning.

Suddenly, the alcoholic beverage caught on fire and the flames spread to the woman’s hair and clothes. The woman suffered burns to her head and face.

The woman was taken to a hospital in the area. No other injuries were reported.