Police in Kentucky are on the hunt for an arsonist who was captured on security camera setting his own leg on fire while trying to ignite a local business.

A woman is seen getting out of a van, then returning moments later. The man is then seen emerging and holding a Molotov cocktail.

When he lobs the volatile object, he inadvertently sets his own left leg and foot alight. He then takes off in a fiery panic while trying to put out the flames.

He finally throws himself onto the grass and extinguishes the fire. He then returns to the original scene nearby, adds more fuel to the fire – the one he intended to set – gets back into the van, and it drives away.

The search continues.