Are you assuming the gasoline and lighter were waiting on the victim's porch? I'm assuming what the article states, that the suspect picked up the can of gasoline and threatened the victim. The victim tried to knock the weapon, in this case a can of gasoline, away from the attacker. Then the attacker purposely lit the spilled gasoline.
Why do you take such issue with that?
I think the kid burned himself and then made up the story about being burned by two black kids. I think that because the kid’s story sounds strange. 2 black kids he doesn’t know follow him home from school and then pick up a can of gasoline that just happens to be laying around and then pour it on him and tell him “This is what you get.”
The aggravated battery fairy did it.