Man Sets Self on Fire in Cross-Burning 'Prank'
Why yes, it did happen in Florida
By Newser Editors, Newser Staff
Posted Oct 16, 2013 12:12 PM CDT
   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – It's a Halloween display gone very wrong: Police in Palm Bay, Fla., say a 50-year-old man suffered second-degree burns over half of his body when he tried to set fire to a Halloween display involving a wooden cross, reports Florida Today. He didn't necessarily have sinister motives, though. “It started as some kind of prank apparently," says a police spokesman. "We don't know if he was trying to light the cross or the candles but when he did, his clothes caught fire." And WFTV adds this understated line: "Authorities said the man had been drinking."

Next on Newser: Senate Deal Announced
More From Newser
My Take on This Story
To report an error on this story,
notify our editors.
Man Sets Self on Fire in Cross-Burning 'Prank' is...
60%
1%
6%
10%
6%
17%
Show results without voting
You Might Like
Comments
Showing 3 of 25 comments
tatoguapo
Oct 17, 2013 9:00 AM CDT
Was it really a "prank"?
Edgar
Oct 17, 2013 7:53 AM CDT
A little early for Halloween ?
HANKHILL
Oct 17, 2013 7:25 AM CDT
darwin does halloween!