LA Man Arrested After Setting Homeless Woman On Fire Sleeping On Bus Bench

December 27, 2012

Dennis Petillo, 24, of Los Angeles was arrested and booked for investigation of attempted murder after setting a 67-year-old homeless woman on fire as she was sleeping on a bus bench. He is being held on $500,000 bail.

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Cops say Petillo spotted the woman sleeping on the bench around 1 a.m. when he poured some type of flammable liquid on her before striking a match and setting her ablaze, said a witness.

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The woman lived and is listed in critical condition in the burn unit at a local hospital.

Last week, a 55-year-old man was set on fire as he slept outside a doughnut shop in southern Los Angeles County. No one has been arrested in that crime, or have they?

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