DUMB: Man Trying to Burn Cross as Halloween Prank Lights Himself on Fire

October 17, 2013 AT 3:27 PM
A man in the Palm Bay area of Florida had to be rushed to the hospital after a halloween prank went wrong. 50 year old Ron Nielson and his wife were trying to put a together something for Halloween involving gas, when Nielson set himself on fire. He suffered second and third degrees burns over 50% of his body. Officials say the room they were working in was not properly ventilated and alcohol may have been a factor.