Human Torch Ignited by Police

No Smoking in the Station, even if there are cigarette vending machines

Mainichi reports that a man who doused himself in kerosene after police responded to a domestic altercation, and was subsequently taken into custody by police, was then offered a light for a cigarette; he caught fire, violently, and later died in hospital. The police were kind enough to provide both cigarettes and lighter. The various policemen involved, when asked about just how he caught fire, responded that they “weren’t looking”. Currently, the possibility that some ash from his spent cigarette got into his clothes is being investigated. Nagoya police will surely have to answer some interesting questions as a result of this.

The article drily remarks that the station was a no smoking area. The station chief also has this to add: “For him to come into the station without changing, and be permitted to smoke in a no smoking station, was inappropriate”.


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    Comment by Takkun
    10:52 03/12/2008 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    EPIC fail....

    Comment by Robocop
    14:59 14/02/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    kinda funny though. think about it for a second. he dowsed himself obviously with the intent of setting himself alight, be it bluff or not. and he succeeded, ironically with the aide of the cops. even more of interest is not the question "how did it happen?" but rather, "will the police present be charged with assisting in suicide or in committing manslaughter?" with the full knowledge, at least even with the smell of the fuel emanating from him, he was dowsed in a flammable liquid.

    epic win?

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:07 23/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    ...Keikaku doori.

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    Comment by KamiOkurimono
    09:20 15/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    "a man who doused himself in kerosene after police responded to a domestic altercation, and was subsequently taken into custody by police, was then offered a light for a cigarette; he caught fire"

    Surprise, surprise, but I'm sure it was just an accident, right?

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    Comment by shinaykahn
    07:39 17/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    man that is just stupid but funny

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:13 25/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Darwin goes on vacation to the orient

    Comment by lol
    10:07 15/04/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I'd say the darwin is on the cops here.. scary to think we have these kind of morons protecting us from hyper-intelligent mafias and criminals..

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:36 22/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Scarier to think superheros really do exist.

    Comment by Anon
    10:07 08/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Those cops should be neutered/spayed. How irresponible.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:39 02/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    i would have done the same thing and caught in on camera so it can be one of the most hilarious moments in history



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