Frustrated by late notices, man torches himself

July 30, 2008 6:14:59 AM PDT
Police say a man upset by late payment notices set himself on fire in a Bloomfield Rent-A-Center.

Emilio Saladriagas is in critical condition in the burn unit at St. Barnabas Medical Center.

Police say the 62-year-old went to the store to speak to a manager Tuesday. Police say the Newark resident pulled out a bottle of lighter fluid and a cigarette lighter when he was told the manager wasn't available.

Rent-A-Center spokesman Dwight Dumler said the company is concerned about the man.


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