Feb 14, 2015 11:52 AM by News Staff
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a man walked into a Los Angeles County sheriff's station soaked in gasoline and tried several times to set himself on fire but failed.
A sheriff's statement says the 26-year-old man from Lake Piru (pye-ROO') walked into the lobby of the Santa Clarita Valley Station Friday.
He tried to use a lighter on himself as a deputy at the front desk tried to stop him.
But the lighter didn't work, and the man exited the lobby and drove away in a pickup truck.
The statement says deputies followed him, pulled him over and detained him.
He was washed off and taken to a hospital for evaluation.
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