Pants On Fire: Mich. Teen Charged With Burning Man

By: AP
By: AP

FERNDALE, Mich. – Police in a Detroit suburb say a teenager has been charged with lighting an unconscious man's pants on fire and causing a third-degree burn to the man's groin. Police in Ferndale, Mich., said 18-year-old Tyler Quick was arraigned Friday on a charge of assault.

Ferndale police Lt. William Wilson tells The Daily Tribune of Royal Oak that Quick was attending a party at the home of a 51-year-old man when the host passed out.

Police say Quick placed a lit candle under the man's crotch, setting fire to his pants. The man awoke and extinguished the fire. A police lieutentant said Quick thought it would be funny to burn the victim.

Authorities said Quick is being held in lieu of $25,000 bail.

They said the injured man was ticketed for contributing to the delinquency of a minor.


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