Friday, December 28, 2012
woman set on fire
the people in our cities have no feeling for the down and out street people. A 67-year-old homeless woman known only as Violet was asleep on a bus bench in Van Nuys when a man poured alcohol on her and lit a match. She was listed in critical condition. If she recovers, homeless advocates say they will take in her to live with them. Angie Crouch reports from Van Nuys for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on Dec. 27, 20 In Memoriam: 2012 A 24-year-old man was booked on suspicion of attempted murder Thursday after witnesses said they saw him douse a woman sleeping on a street bench outside a Van Nuys drug store with an accelerate before striking a match and lighting her on fire. Witnesses told police that a man poured liquid -- possibly a beverage containing alcohol -- on the sleeping woman at about 1 a.m. outside a Walgreens store near Van Nuys Boulevard and Sherman Way. He lit a match and ran from the location, witnesses told police.