An attempt to get the nurses’ attention, a man from Florida set his hospital bed on fire. John King used a lighter to set a plastic bag on fire. He had no intention to hurt anyone, but to get the nurses attention, as he felt he was being ignored.
John King was in the hospital for respiratory failure. He felt that he was being ignored when asked to go bring him his clothes
His roommate saw the fire and pressed the emergency button. John King tried to escape, but was caught in the elevator.