Suspected Arsonist Catches on Fire While Allegedly Setting Ex-Girlfriend's Property Ablaze

A suspected arsonist accidentally caught on fire while allegedly setting his ex-girlfriend’s property ablaze in New Mexico, footage captured on Monday, May 13, shows.

Security camera footage taken by Daniel Provine shows the woman’s property catching on fire in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The suspect is then seen running down the street with his clothes on fire.

“Don’t commit arson … but if you’re going to commit arson, maybe figure out how to do it without catching yourself on fire in the process?” wrote Provine on Facebook.

Later footage shows the man running back to his vehicle and driving away from the scene. According to a local news outlet, three vehicles in the woman’s driveway were destroyed and the flames spread to her home, where she was inside with her children.

Storyful has reached out to the Albuquerque Police Department (APD) for comment about the incident. Credit: Daniel Provine via Storyful