VIDEO: Police searching for arson suspect

MADISONVILLE, KY (WCMH) — Police in Kentucky are looking for a man who attempted to burn down a building, and managed to catch himself on fire in the process.

The Madisonville Police Department released the video which shows a man emerge from a van with what appears to be a Molotov cocktail.

When the man tosses it on the ground the flames spread quickly and onto his shorts and shoes.

The man can be seen in the video running around the corner of the building, and flinging himself to the ground in a grassy yard nearby.

When he re-appears back on camera, he is kicking of a smoldering shoe and jogs around the parking lot.

He returns to the building and slowly pours the contents of another bottle on the fire. He then gets into the van and drives off.

Police are still investigating the incident and continue to search for the suspect. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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