Officer Denny Wright and Sgt. Jorge Perez were a few blocks away from the doughnut shop Wednesday morning when they received a report of a distraught man in the store's parking lot.
Wright says he recognized the man as a part-owner of the shop.
The man had poured gasoline on himself and was holding a lighter.
Wright says the man told him he was having family and business
Eventually the man handed Wright the lighter and gas can.
The man's name hasn't been released. He was taken to a hospital.