The attack was captured on surveillance video. Police are looking for the driver and anyone else who was in the purple GMC sport utility vehicle that drove near the sleeping man before he was set ablaze…
Transients often camp near where the attack took place. Another homeless man told KRQE he believes he’s seen the SUV before. A few days earlier, the man said, his belongings were set on fire.
Homeless people in Albuquerque have been subject to at least two other violent attacks. Three teens fatally beat two homeless people with cinder blocks last July, according to authorities. A sleeping homeless woman was run over and killed, and others were injured last June. Witnesses said the hit-and-run driver aimed straight for the group before fleeing.
Anyone who recognizes the SUV or has other information should call 505-256-2050.