Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Man Catches Fire After Being Tasered

The story doesn't match what the storyline promises, simply that, a man catches on fire because he is tased. The story line sounds impressive but as in many news report, the facts or the story lines are embellished.

"Western Australia police said they were responding to a complaint at a house when Mitchell ran outside carrying a cigarette lighter and a large plastic bottle containing what they believe was fuel. When he refused to stop running toward them, one officer Tasered him, police said in a statement.

The man was immediately engulfed in flames. The officer threw him to the ground and smothered the blaze with his hands, the statement said. Mitchell was charged with assault to prevent arrest and possession of a sniffing substance." KRISTEN GELINEAU, AP

Fire is a triangle. You need Fuel + Oxygen+ Heat.
So a man covered in gasoline (Fuel) in a oxygen atmosphere (Oxygen) gets tased (Heat) what do you expect besides a roasted marshmallow? I see embellishment in the news all the time. News report: "Cars were totally submerged on the road" as the background pictures show cars driving through the water up to the hub caps. One loan car that had been driven into a ditch had water to the hood. Either the story was embellished or the news editor does not know that submerged means totally underwater?

WTF? Are we being constantly lied too or are reporters that stupid?

"Don't taze me bro!"


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