Police: Man attempts to set brother on fire

December 10, 2011 4:44:27 AM PST
A Fayetteville man is behind bars on attempted murder charges after police say he tried to set his brother on fire.

It happened in a home in the 500 block of Nottingham Drive in Fayetteville early Friday morning.

Police say Roderick Whitted woke his brother and asked for a ride to the store to buy more alcohol, after a night of drinking. When he said no, police say Whitted threw gasoline on his brother and tried to set him on fire.

Luckily, the gasoline did not ignite and the victim wasn't injured.

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