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Man pours gas on himself during disturbance at Butte convenience store

Posted at 5:44 PM, Nov 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-18 13:31:24-05

Russell Perry of Butte was arrested Monday night after pouring gasoline on himself.

Police responded to a convenience store on Front Street after a woman complained a man was harassing her.

Police told the man to leave and he went to a fuel pump and poured gasoline on himself.

A police officer wrestled him to the ground and took a lighter from the man before he could ignite it.

Perry faces a felony charge of criminal endangerment and resisting arrest in this incident.