In Cumberland County, NC, a policeman pulled over a car with a broken tail light. After running the license plate and driver's license, the officer discovered that the driver was wanted for kidnapping and robbery. When the officer tried to arrest the driver, Richard McKinnon sped away from the scene, hit some mailboxes and then crashed into a tree. For some reason, the guy had a container of gasoline in the front seat with him and gas splashed all over him during the incident. The pursuing officer hit the guy with his Taser and, WHOOOOMP! McKinnon burst into flame. The officer managed to put out the fire by rolling McKinnon on the ground, but the wanted man is in the hospital in critical condition with burns over 70% of his body.
The officer is on paid administrative leave. What do you want to bet that the officer is going to have a lot of trouble over this and the county will end up paying through the nose?
When you're hot, you're hot.
TAGS: Taser, gasoline, bad combination