A man who allegedly set himself on fire as police tried to arrest him in a South Jersey home last week has been charged with arson and other crimes.
Camden County authorities say Karl Ireland was violating a restraining order that barred him from the Berlin home. When police arrived, they found the 47-year-old Berlin man in the rear yard near a shed and ordered him to "show his hands."
Authorities say Ireland instead poured gasoline on his head and ignited a fire. An officer used a stun gun to force Ireland to the ground so officers could extinguish the blaze and administer first aid.