Second Man Says He Was Set on Fire in NW DC

A second man says he was injured after his clothes were set on fire in along the 14th Street corridor in Northwest Washington. 

The victim told police the incident happened in the 3100 block of 14th Street NW just after 6:30 p.m. Saturday, The Washington Post reported. The victim could not provide any details about what happened. 

A few hours later, another man was found suffering from third-degree burns less than a half mile away. The man told police he was drinking with friends in an alley at 14th Street and Otis Place NW about 11 p.m. Saturday.

After drinking, he left the alley and proceeded to head home when he was approached from behind by two men, the police report said. He said the men asked him for his cash and when he told them he didn't have any, they hit him, causing him to fall face-down onto the ground.

According to the report, while the man was lying on the ground, he was set on fire. He told police he didn't seek medical attention at the time because "he just took off his burned jacket and threw it in a trashcan."

On Sunday, someone called 911 and reported the man's injuries. 

The man was taken to the hospital with third-degree burns to his back. He is in fair condition, the police report said.

It's not clear whether the two incidents are connected. 

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