Crime & Law

Posted: October 10, 2017

Florida man sets himself on fire after Cowboys lose to Packers, deputies say


By Sandra Nortunen, Palm Beach Post

VERO BEACH, Fla. —

An agreement to burn a losing team’s jersey went horribly wrong when a drunken Florida man tried to put the jersey on, deputies say.

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A husband and wife were watching the Dallas Cowboys vs. Green Bay Packers game inside their Vero Beach home when the husband’s team lost and he went outside to incinerate his jersey, according to the Sebastian Daily.

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“He was set on fire after losing a bet on the Cowboys game. … Skin was hanging off his arm and back,” a witness told Sebastian Daily.

Family members quickly took off the jersey and took him to Indian River Medical Center with with second- and third-degree burns to his back, right arm and hand, the report said. 

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The 27-year-old man said he was drunk, deputies said.

Read more at Sebastian Daily

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