Mahnomen Man Says He Was Assaulted And Set On Fire By Three Men

Brian Smith Was Flown To A Fargo Hospital WIth 2nd Degree Burns

MAHNOMEN, Minn. — A Mahnomen, Minnesota man was flown to a Fargo hospital with second degree burns after an assault.

The sheriff says Brian Smith told deputies that he was assaulted by three men outside his home late Sunday night.

A GoFundMe account says the men beat Brian up, poured gasoline all over him and lit him on fire before taking his pickup and a wedding ring.

He suffered burns to his face and left arm.

The pickup was later found burned near the Mahnomen-Clearwater county line.

The fundraising account had already raised over 4-thousand dollars in just four hours.

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