Man set on fire at home

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a Fort Myers Beach
man was set on fire at his home by unknown attackers.

Lee County Sheriff's deputies say 54-year-old James Puccio
reported seeing a tarp-like object held up in front of his door
when he went to answer it early Saturday morning.

Someone began hitting him, so he fought back and tried to pull the tarp down.

That's when someone doused his left arm with fluid and set it on
fire.

Puccio reported hearing two men speak as he fell back into his
apartment.

He got the fire out, and the men left.

He reported seeing a truck drive away.

Deputies reported no sign of a struggle but confirmed that the man had several cuts and burns.

Puccio says he has no idea who the men were but fears for his life.


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