Police: Naked man doused in fuel tried to light fire at gas station

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WOODBRIDGE -

Police say a naked man doused himself with fuel and then tried to light himself on fire in Woodbridge.

It happened at the Shell gas station on Amboy Avenue. According to police, a 35-year-old man from Ohio spilled 17 gallons of diesel fuel from a pump, then used a lighter to try and ignite it.

The man was not successful. He was taken to the hospital for an evaluation.

Police say the man is charged with causing or risking widespread injury or damage.

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