Meet Earl Hargrove, Jr. of Tampa, Florida.
You wouldn’t think Earl would have a short temper, but it’s true. For example, after an argument with another man as a gas station, Earl “allegedly” poured gasoline on the man and lit him on fire.
A Florida man was arrested after allegedly dousing another man with gasoline at a Tampa service station and lighting him on fire, sheriff’s officials said Monday.
The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office charged Earl Hargrove Jr., 34, with aggravated battery great bodily harm and attempted murder in the first degree in the wake of Sunday’s incident.
I’m old enough to remember when people would settle their differences with a fist fight. Now, they just try to kill the other person.
“A verbal argument should never escalate to this level of violence,” Sheriff Chad Chronister said in a statement.
Deputies said two men, including one believed to be Hargrove, got into a verbal altercation at the Mobil gas station in Tampa. They said evidence shows that Hargrove then purchased a small amount of gasoline, poured it on the victim and lit him on fire.
The victim is in critical condition, and he may not survive. Good work, Earl. Here’s hoping you get the death penalty.