Brazilian Gay Lit A Flame

Ain’t nothing funny about this one. Brazilian police are searching for two men after they doused 40-year old Luiz Rocha with gasoline and struck a malicious match, reports Gay News Watch.

A man was burned alive by two people late at night in the Brazilian city of Belo Horizonte. Witnesses said Luiz Rocha, 40, was drinking at a gas station when two men on a motorcycle approached. One of the suspects spilled gasoline on the victim, and the other then set the fire. An employee at the station helped put out the fire. Police are investigating whether the attempted homicide was provoked by homophobia because the victim is gay. The suspects have not been identified, and no arrests have been made. According to the hospital, Roche is suffering from burns on 18 percent of his body with second degree burns on his arms and right leg.

Rocha’s currently in stable condition, but we’re sure he’ll be much better when – or if – coppers catch his attackers.