FT. LAUDERDALE (CBS4) – Hoping to trigger some new leads, the reward for information on a man accused of setting another man on fire behind a Ft. Lauderdale Burger King restaurant has been increased.
Police said on Tuesday that in addition to the $1-thousand dollar reward being offered by Broward County Crime Stoppers, family and friends of the victim, 51-year old William Stouffer, are kicking in an additional $4 thousand for information which leads to the arrest of 59-year old John Gibbons.
According to investigators Gibbons and Stouffer got into a fight behind the Burger King in the 29 hundred West Commercial Boulevard on February 18th. As the fight escalated, Gibbons allegedly splashed Stouffer with some kind of accelerant and lit him on fire.
Stouffer was rushed to Broward General Medical Center; from there he was airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital for burn treatment. Stouffer is currently listed in critical condition.
Anyone with further information is urged to contact Detective Almanzar at (954) 828-5546 or Broward County Crime Stoppers at (954) 493-TIPS.