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Man stripped naked at gas station before setting pants on fire and dancing

By Mason White 5:11 PM September 13, 2017
Young man on fire at gas station
Young man on fire at gas station
By: Tanya Clark

A young man endangered his life as well as others by setting his pants on fire at a gas station, according to police in the United Kingdom.

Hunslet police said that they have arrested the man, who was not identified, after acting in a reckless manner in public.

So far, police have not filed any charges against the man.

The gas station has released a video, which showed the young man stripping naked and setting his pants on fire.

24-year-old Jamie Peacock said that he and the suspect had been out drinking with friends before they stopped at the gas station.

The suspect then exited the vehicle, and put fuel in the car.

The suspect then removed his shirt, and pulled down his pants.

He poured gasoline on his pants and set it on fire.

He then danced around and screamed.

A gas station employee quickly grabbed a fire extinguisher and put out the flames.

When police officers arrived at the scene, the young man doused himself with gasoline and attempted to set himself on fire.

Luckily, police were able to detain him before hurting himself.

Peacock said that his friend never intended to hurt anyone or himself, and was just trying to act silly and have fun.