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Calif. man lights himself on fire in police van


By Greg Welter
Chico Enterprise-Record

CHICO, Calif. — A man who allegedly lit himself on fire inside a Chico police transport van Tuesday night is in critical but stable condition at the UC Davis Medical Center Burn Unit in Sacramento, a police official said.

Identified as Chico resident Joseph A. Devincenzi, 19, the man was taken into custody around 6:30 p.m. on The Esplanade by an officer who reported he was being extremely combative, and allegedly attempting to kick out a window in his patrol car.

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