New Mexicans, old idiots

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A 47-year-old man’s friends set his prosthetic leg on fire after he lost a drinking bet, causing him to suffer severe burns to his buttocks and lower back. Dona Ana County sheriff’s deputies found the man naked on the side of U.S. Route 70 with his prosthetic leg in flames. Deputies learned that the man and his friends were drinking Monday and bet that whoever drank the least would be set on fire.

The man told investigators that at six beers, he drank the least, and agreed to let his friends set him on fire.

He said his friends ignited his prosthetic leg, and the flames spread to his body.

The sheriff’s office said the man took his clothes off because of the pain and his friends decided to take him to the hospital. But they got nervous and instead dropped him off on the side of the highway.

The man was taken to a Texas burn treatment center.

Let’s face it — we’ve all done something stupid. Some of us have done things that are incredibly stupid. But, really, agreeing to a bet in which the loser of a drinking game allows himself to be set on fire? Would you not pretty much drink yourself into oblivion just to be sure you’re not the one patting out flames?

And how do you consider these guys “friends” when they’re dumping you on the side of the road instead of bringing you to the hospital?

Dude should’ve filled that prosthetic leg up with moonshine and gone to town. I’d bet nothing beats drinking out of your own stump.


~ by Steve on July 12, 2010.

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