Fort Worth Fire Investigators Searching For Man Who Set Hotel Clerk On Fire – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Fort Worth fire investigators are looking for the man responsible for an arson attack on camera.
It happened late Sunday evening at the Budget Host Inn at 3700 Bock on Tanacross Drive.
The surveillance video shows the suspect pouring liquid on the hotel employee’s desk. Investigators say the man asked for money and threatened to burn the employee alive if he didn’t do it. The clerk appears to be calling for help when the suspect used a lighter to ignite the liquid and start a fire.
The employee suffered minor burns but is expected to make a full recovery. The hotel office had extensive fire damage.
The suspect is believed to be a Hispanic man who had long hair and was wearing a dark baseball cap, pink button-up shirt, and teal short-sleeved shirt at the time of the crime to be a Honda Accord, with a sunroof, dark tinted windows and rear spoiler.
Anyone who recognizes the man or has information about the attempted robbery and fire is asked to call the authorities at 817-392-6229 or send an anonymous notice to Tarrant County Crime Stoppers at 817-469-TIPS.