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On Sunday, a disgruntled, former customer of Neely’s Grog House in Port St. Lucie, Florida, set a bouncer on fire. Louis Rodriguez, 45, fled the scene but police are still hot on his tail and actively searching for the man.
Allegedly, Rodriguez was kicked out of the bar because he wouldn’t pay the tab he had accrued. He offered to pay with a personal check, which the bartenders refused, and then attempted to earn some cash by gambling on games of pool. That was the last straw for the bouncer, who then kicked Rodriguez out. Rodriguez returned later on Sunday and threw a cup of gasoline on the bouncer which ignited a physical altercation between the two men. I mean, if someone threw gasoline on me I’d probably be pretty heated too. During the fight, Rodriguez pulled out a lighter and set his enemy on fire. He then hopped in his car and burned out of the driveway with blazing speed.
You’re probably wondering, is there video of this? YEAH. It’s mostly black and white, but that big surge of brightness is the bouncer being engulfed in flames, in case it was unclear.
The bouncer was flown to Miami via helicopter and sustained severe burns to his face, arms and chest.
While being kicked out of bars and trying to fight bouncers is fairly common among drunk idiots like ourselves, it’s not too often you see such flaming passion from an enraged patron. Most times I’ve just tried to bribe the bouncers to let me back in (it’s a TFM), or I don’t remember being kicked out at all and just assumed I left on my own accord. Hopefully this bouncer can make a full recovery. Also, big shoutout to Florida for giving us material nearly every week; you rarely disappoint. .
[via NBC News]