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Man Sets S. Nashville Cell Phone Store Employee, Store on Fire

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UPDATE: Vanderbilt Medical Center says the victim who was allegedly set on fire by a customer over the weekend is in critical, but stable condition.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A man who allegedly doused a south Nashville cell phone store and it's employee on fire Saturday will be in court on May 15.

Mena Boutrous, 28, of Antioch, is in jail on $1 million after witnesses tell police he went inside Tornado Wireless with a gas can and poured gas on the counter, resulting in an altercation. During the altercation, Boutrous poured gas on the employee, 22-year-old Rimon Botrous, and ignited it, according to the police report.

Rimon is being treated at Vanderbilt Medical Center for severe burns to his face and torso.

Witnesses held Boutrous until police arrived.

Police say Boutrous admitted to the act. He told them that he felt disrespected and was "pissed off."

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