Hotel Clerk Set on Fire, Attempted Robber on the Run

Fort Worth police are looking for the man who walked into a hotel lobby and set the clerk on fire Sunday night.

Fort Worth police shared surveillance video from the hotel on the 3700 block of Tanacross Drive and said it showed a man walk in and demand cash from the clerk before he squirted a liquid through a small hole in the office's protective glass.

The liquid covered the front desk, floor and splashed on the clerk. The man then used a cigarette lighter to ignite the liquid, which quickly spread and burned the clerk as he backed away from the desk.

The clerk suffered minor injuries and is expected to be OK.

The robber, who has not been identified, then ran out the front door. He was recorded on parking lot cameras getting into a white 4-door car, believed to be a Honda Accord.

The robber is believed to be a Hispanic man with long hair. He was seen wearing a teal T-shirt, which he covered with a pink shirt during the attempted robbery.

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