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Teenager sets sleeping man on fire in train and laughs as victim cries from pain

By Mason White 4:15 PM January 22, 2017
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(Scroll down for video) A man suffered serious burns after he fell asleep on a train on his way home from his girlfriend’s house, according to police in New York.

The New York Police Department said that they have arrested 18-year-old Christopher Jackson of Queens, after being accused of setting fire to 30-year-old Piotr Olszewski.

Jackson has been charged with arson, reckless endangerment and assault.

According to the criminal complaint, on Friday around 2:30 a.m., Olszewski woke up and saw that he was engulfed in flames.

He cried from pain while Jackson yelled into his phone that he set a man on fire. The teen was also laughing as he watched the victim burn.

Olszewski managed to put out the flames with his hands. As a result of the attack, Olszewski suffered second-degree burns on his hands and arms.

He was rushed to the burn unit of the New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, where he was treated and released.

Olszewski said that he was attacked after falling asleep on the trip on his way home.