Suspect Sets Car, and Self, Alight Outside Parisian Steakhouse

A man was caught on camera setting a car, and his own feet, on fire outside a restaurant in a Paris suburb in the early hours of Sunday, December 15.

The clumsy suspect, along with another individual, drove a Renault Clio in front of the Beefcut steakhouse in Courbevoie before dousing it with fuel, Le Parisien said. Video shows the suspect literally hot footing it away when, after igniting the blaze, his own feet also catch fire.

This footage was taken by Belguidoum Abdelrahman, who said that he called the fire department and spoke with emergency services at the scene.

The restaurant reopened on Sunday evening, despite the facade being damaged in the incident, according to local press and the restaurant’s Instagram.

Police were investigating. Credit: Belguidoum Abdelrahman via Storyful