Sick thug set homeless man on fire on alleged revenge attack
Homeless man survived from horror attack after a sick thug set him on fire when he slept outside a McDonald’s restaurant in Luton town centre.
According to the Sun, David Weir, 53, claimed his perverse actions were because Smith, 30, had “floored” him 24 hours earlier when he believed he was being robbed by Weir and his mate outside a McDonald’s restaurant in Luton town centre.
The victim believes Weir was trying to kill him but his bushy beard saved him during the New Year’s Day attack.
Smith frantically tore off his clothes in a bid to prevent serious burns. The horrific sight of Smith burning was witnessed by shoppers and children who heroically rushed to save Mr Smith.
The horrific video shows the thug walking across the pavement to an unsuspecting Mr Smith who is sitting on the pavement in his usual spot.
Weir stands leering over him with the Fairy Liquid bottle squirting petrol over his victim before bending in closer and using a lighter to ignite the fuel, turning Mr Smith’s face into a fireball.
Engulfed in flames Mr Smith manages to stand up and stagger a few paces before collapsing to the ground in “unreal” agony.
Weir stayed to watch his victim burn throughout, pacing around until police arrived and arrested him.
The attack followed a fight in which Mr Smith beat up Weir and his mate for trying to rob him, after which police heard Weir say: “I’ll be back.”
He then spent his New Year’s plotting revenge and buying petrol which he put in an empty Fairy Liquid bottle and sprayed in Mr Smith’s face.
Weir pleaded guilty to grievous bodily harm with intent today, June 4. He also admitted spitting at a police officer after he had been arrested.