Caught on Video: Suspected Arsonist Accidentally Lights Himself on Fire

Police are searching for two suspects who escaped in a white minivan.

ByABC News
August 9, 2016, 3:18 AM

— -- Police in Kentucky are looking for a man caught on surveillance video attempting to torch a barbershop — and in the process lighting himself ablaze.

Investigators in Madisonville, roughly 150 miles southwest of Louisville, said two suspected arsonists in a white Ford minivan targeted the business Sunday morning.

The video first shows a woman shattering a window at the back of the building before a man emerges from the minivan with what looks like a lit Molotov cocktail.

The video then shows the man hurling the incendiary device at the front of the building and getting doused with a splash of burning fluid.

The suspect's left leg can be seen engulfed in flames as he sprints off in a panic across the parking lot before tumbling onto a nearby lawn and disappearing off camera.

Moments later, he returns into view, missing one sneaker, and throws a flaming sock into the air, which continues to smolder as he returns to the van.

The suspect then grabs another bottle of liquid, possibly another accelerant, and pours it out by the building's back door.

The man and woman then flee the scene in the minivan. Police released the video Monday hoping someone would be able to identify the suspects.