Never been truer than today. A Lathrop man set himself on fire this morning, while sitting in his car, in a Modesto driveway. Police say it was an act of retaliation against a woman who he'd had a brief relationship with--a relationship that ended so badly he'd later be accused of stalking her, which led to a restraining order being issued. Burn marks were on the driveway, and nearby trees. The car was gutted.
The man is 44 years old. He's Brian Judd and a family friend told me he'd always had trouble with women. As of 3 pm, the word we had; Judd was in serious condition at UC Davis Med Center.