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Teen charged for setting man’s crotch on fire

Posted in don't try this at home,dumb criminals,fire,humor by weirdoftheday on March 30, 2009

In Detroit, 18-year-old Tyler Quick was charged with “intent to commit great bodily harm less than murder” for setting a 51-year-old man’s pants on fire.

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The victim was holding a party with several teenagers in attendance and plenty of alcohol. The incident occurred when the victim passed out and Quick decided to hold a lit candle up to his crotch. 

Now, this may seem like a brilliantly funny prank to play on a sleeping person, but when it involves an open flame near very flammable clothing, things will obviously not go in anyone’s favor.

The man’s pants caught fire and luckily he woke up quickly enough to put the flame out, though he sustained some nasty third degree burns on his crotch.

What makes this so ridiculous is the fact that the 51-year-old did not seek out immediate medical attention for his injuries. Authorities were not notified of the incident until several days later.

This probably wouldn’t have ever happened if the guy didn’t have a bunch of underaged teens drinking in his house. 

Story from Daily Tribune