In what one police officer called "the most heinous crime I have ever seen", a 15-year-old American boy was doused with rubbing alcohol before being set alight by a gang of boys who he owed $43 for a video game and had reported to the police over a stolen bicycle...
Michael Brewer from Florida suffered second-degree burns over 80 percent of his body after the attack at an apartment complex on Monday, CNN reports.
Police officers said Michael was waiting for friends after wagging school when a group of youths approached him.
A witness said they heard one of the boys yell "he's a snitch, he's a snitch" and "pour it on him" before Michael was doused in flammable liquid — believed to be rubbing alcohol — and set alight.
Police said Michael owed the suspect $43 for a video game but he had not paid it.
The suspect had stolen Michael's father's bicycle, which Michael reported to police.
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