OAKLAND (CBS SF) — Police have arrested a 16-year-old boy who investigators believe intentionally set a man on fire aboard an AC Transit bus Monday evening.
The victim is an 18-year-old who was sleeping on the bus, police said.
The bus was traveling near the intersection of MacArthur Boulevard and Ardley Avenue, near Interstate Highway 580, when the man was set on fire at about 5:20 p.m., police said.
“He woke up and his clothes were on fire.” Oakland police spokeswoman Johnna Watson said.
When officers arrived at the scene, they found the victim suffering from burns to his lower body, according to police.
AC Transit spokesman Clarence Johnson said the victim was taken to the burn center at St. Francis Memorial Hospital in San Francisco.