Pyromaniac builds a bonfire out of his bike

Pyromaniac builds a bonfire out of his bike

A wasted and wanted criminal self-sabotaged by setting his car ablaze in the capital’s Daun Penh district yesterday morning, drawing the attention of authorities.

The strung-out man was driving along Monivong Boulevard when he halted at an intersection and retrieved four bottles of gasoline from the truck bed, then doused the pickup with it and set it aflame.

Thankfully, local police and security guards quickly first extinguished the fire, then recognised the firebug as wanted for violence and illegal possession of a weapon.

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