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Criminal Oddities: Police Taser Ignites Suspect

Wood caught fire when tased by police

Wood caught fire when tased by police

A Lancaster, Ohio, man briefly ignited in flames after be tased by local police. 31-year-old Daniel Wood, had been inhaling a chemical spray to get a high when he ran from police. Wood was resisting arrest by biting and kicking officers, when he was tased. The taser briefly set fire to Wood’s clothing—most likely due to the flammable spray he was huffing—and officers quickly patted out the flames. Wood did not sustain any serious injuries as a result of the fire.


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