Texas hotel clerk set on fire by suspect asking for guest list

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Man sets Fort Worth hotel clerk on fire
You can see the man throw liquid onto the desk before igniting it.

FORT WORTH, Texas -- Authorities in north Texas are searching for a man seen on surveillance video setting fire to a hotel clerk.

It happened Sunday night in Fort Worth. Hotel management told KXAS-TV the man demanded the facility's guest list before lighting the fire.

The clerk suffered minor injuries and was expected to recover.

The suspect, described as a white man in a teal T-shirt, took off in a white 4-door car, believed to be a Honda Accord with a sunroof and rear spoiler.

A Fort Worth Fire Department spokesman called the incident "absolutely horrific" on the agency's Facebook page.