Miami Man Chanted "Just Let Me Die" While on Fire: Report

The 50-year-old man was severely burned in the apparent suicide attempt: Sun Sentinel

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    A Miami man chanted “just let me die” as his father-in-law tried to stop the fire he’d set on himself, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reported.

    The 50-year-old man was severely burned in the apparent suicide attempt Saturday afternoon and was taken to Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami Fire-Rescue spokesman Lt. Ignatius Carroll told the Sun Sentinel.

    Firefighters were called at 3:50 p.m. and found a Toyota Camry engulfed in flames on the 2900 block of SW 4th Street, Carroll said.

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    He told the newspaper that the man had gone to the home looking for his wife, who wasn’t there, but his father-in-law invited him inside.

    The man agreed, but went to his car – and right after that the father-in-law saw the car and his son-in-law were on fire, the Sun Sentinel reported.

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    As he tried to put out the fire, the son-in-law chanted “just let me die,” the paper added.

    Two other vehicles and electrical wires were damaged in the fire, according to Carroll.

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