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Florida man burns self while trying to set a home ablaze

A Florida man nearly set himself in flames when he tried to burn his house down, a report said.

Scott Anthony Massa, 51, allegedly took a bucket of accelerant and attempted to torch his Tampa Bay home at about 5:40 a.m. Sunday, police told Fox 13.

But while trying to toss the bucket through a broken window, Massa caught fire.

He fled the scene.

Massa was later arrested at St. Joseph’s Hospital where he had been seeking treatment for his burns.

As of Sunday night, he remained hospitalized.

Charges against him were pending. It was not clear why the man wanted to set his own house on fire.

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