Published: Oct 21, 2010 4:13 PM EDT
Updated: Oct 21, 2010 1:13 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A 41-year-old southwest Florida man has been hospitalized after dousing himself with gasoline and lighting himself on fire.

Hillsborough County Sheriff's deputies say a family member found the unidentified man standing on his front yard Wednesday night covered in flames and poured water on him.

Deputy Larry McKinnon said the victim is in critical condition with burns over fifty percent of his body.