Man Bursts into flames after being Tasered.

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    Man Bursts into flames after being Tasered.

    Hello, ya'll. I've just returned from a two month hiatus. Looks like all is well for most of you, and that is a good thing.

    I saw this and had to report in...

    Man bursts into flames after being hit by Taser - Telegraph

    ...note to self: NEVER soak oneself in lighter fluid, especially prior to being Tasered.

    I think I can manage that.

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    Must've had an undiagnosed oily-skin condition.
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    Now the flaming idiot (pun intended) is in the hospital and WE will have to spend many thousands (if not millions) of dollars for his "recuperation". And even then, it is probably only a matter of time before this individual gets all heated up (pun intended) about something again.

    Next time we get a 911 call from his house, we should simply send the fire department....

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    I hate it whenever that happens!
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    For a moment he truly was a flaming idiot.
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    A police spokesman said a male police officer fired the Taser when Mr Mitchell ran at police with the petrol container and refused to stop when officers repeatedly told him to.
    If he'd shot him instead, it would certainly be defensible -- and a lot safer for the cop than lighting him up turned out to be.

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    Let’s see, sitting around sniffing gasoline then running at an officer with a container of gas and a lighter nope nothing good is going to come out of that situation other than being a candidate for a Darwin Award.
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    "She said Mr Mitchell then caught alight and the police officer immediately went to his aid, smothering the flames with his arms.

    She said at the same time the male officer was hit in the head with rocks thrown by an 18-year-old woman. "

    It sounds like the flamers girlfriend was hitting the officer in the head with rocks as he was trying to smother the flames!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chevy-SS View Post
    Now the flaming idiot (pun intended) is in the hospital and WE will have to spend many thousands (if not millions) of dollars for his "recuperation". And even then, it is probably only a matter of time before this individual gets all heated up (pun intended) about something again.

    Next time we get a 911 call from his house, we should simply send the fire department....

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    Well WE won't because he's in Australia, but I'm sure it's only a matter of time before somebody tries it here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BaserRonin View Post
    "She said Mr Mitchell then caught alight and the police officer immediately went to his aid, smothering the flames with his arms.

    She said at the same time the male officer was hit in the head with rocks thrown by an 18-year-old woman. "

    It sounds like the flamers girlfriend was hitting the officer in the head with rocks as he was trying to smother the flames!
    Hmmm, sounds like the LEO should have stepped back and called the Fire Department! (dialing slowly)
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    Quote Originally Posted by MiloSC View Post
    Well WE won't because he's in Australia, but I'm sure it's only a matter of time before somebody tries it here.
    Ack, you are quite correct. I need to change the "we" to "they", lol.

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    This should be added to future police training. This could have been deadly for many people.

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    Sounds like a regular good ole time in CrackHead Ville.
    Glad the Officer is ok.

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    Once again, truth is stranger than fiction... you couldn't make this stuff up!

    Wonder if it was a full moon in Oz when this happened?

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    a Darwin award winner for sure...hmmm, now where did i leave my liter of petrol at...
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