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MADISONVILLE, Ky. – A man who appeared to try and burn down a Kentucky business also set himself on fire in security camera footage released by police on Monday.

Surveillance video posted by the Madisonville police department shows an unidentified man and woman drive up to the business in a white minivan. The woman puts an object near the door, followed by the man who throws what appears to be a Molotov cocktail on the ground, starting a fire.

The man then throws a second bottle, which causes flames to shoot up his foot and leg.

A second camera captures the man frantically sprinting and throwing himself into a grassy area next to the building, then kicking off his burning shoe.

He then returns to the burning building, pours a third bottle onto the fire and drives off in the minivan with the woman.

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