PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — A bar bouncer is recovering in a Miami burn unit after a patron threw what appeared to be a cup of gasoline on him, then set him on fire during a scuffle Sunday night, police say.
Police say the man who committed the crime, 45-year-old Ivan Louis Rodriguez, was kicked out of the bar earlier for not paying his bar tab.
Reportedly, he is still on the run.
Police say Rodriguez doused the bouncer with a cup of gasoline. When the two began to scuffle, that’s when police say the suspect ignited his lighter, catching the bouncer on fire.
The victim was left with severe burns on his arms, face and chest.
Authorities say they believe Rodriguez took off in a white 1998 Chevrolet CK1500 with Florida tag 190-6PG.