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Arson Lawyer's Pants On Fire

Postby toucana on March 9th, 2017, 6:58 pm 

A Florida defence lawyer's trousers have reportedly caught fire in court during an arson trial.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-39223150

Stephen Gutierrez was to address jurors on Wednesday when smoke began billowing from his pocket, witnesses said.

The attorney fled the court and later returned unharmed with a singed pocket, blaming a faulty battery in his e-cigarette, the Miami Herald reports.

Mr Gutierrez, who had been arguing that his client's car spontaneously caught fire, said it was not a stunt.
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Re: Arson Lawyer's Pants On Fire

Postby Braininvat on March 9th, 2017, 7:44 pm 

Did you have to take a moment, choosing between News and the Humor thread? I'm not sure The Onion could have come up with anything better than this. Thanks, you have definitely lightened my afternoon.
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Re: Arson Lawyer's Pants On Fire

Postby toucana on March 9th, 2017, 8:18 pm 

The biggest challenge was resisting the temptation to title the thread "Lawyer, Lawyer Ars-on Fire !" :-)
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