Woman: Men Set Me on Fire in Race Attack
They wrote KKK on my car: Sharmeka Moffitt
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 23, 2012 9:13 AM CDT
Men wrote "KKK" on her car, says Sharmeka Moffitt.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – A 20-year-old black woman told police she was set on fire by three men who wrote the initials KKK and a racial slur on her car in northeastern Louisiana. A state police rep says Sharmeka Moffitt was found with burns on more than half her body when police responded to her emergency call Sunday night. Moffitt was in critical condition yesterday at a hospital.

Police say the FBI is investigating the attack as a possible hate crime, but that no arrests had been made as of last night. Moffitt told police the men doused her in a flammable liquid and set her on fire in a town park, and that she extinguished the fire using water from a spigot before a police officer arrived.

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HANKHILL
Oct 24, 2012 9:29 PM CDT
and what does al the sharp man have to say about this? and where o where is j jackson? if they say it is real than it is! tell then------------
el_polacko
Oct 24, 2012 1:49 AM CDT
she has already admitted to the police to setting herself on fire and her fingerprints are all over everything so they would have figured that out anyway. guess all the lefty sites will have to apologize for their knee-jerk connection of this story to tea partiers and romney. i'm waiting............................................(crickets)
wd56
Oct 23, 2012 11:07 PM CDT
So when is this story going to get updated to reflect the fact that she set herself on fire?