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Stupid Case File for January 11, 2006

Man sets self on fire in courtroom after fine

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SEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean man was in critical condition after setting himself on fire Wednesday in a courtroom where he was sentenced to a $300 fine for disturbing the peace, a court official and an emergency room physician said.

The district court in Uijongbu north of Seoul had just upheld a fine he received in 2004 for causing a disturbance at a mobile phone sales outlet where he was demanding a new phone number.

The man walked out of the courtroom after the sentence, doused himself with heating oil, came back to the courtroom and set himself on fire, the court official said by telephone.

The man suffered third-degree burns all over his body and was being transported to a burn center in Seoul, an emergency room doctor at a Uijongbu hospital that first received him said.

"His life is on the line," the doctor said.

Nobody else in the sparsely attended courtroom was hurt, the court official said.


Blogger Toad734 said...

Mad lets hope this guy never gets pulled over for speeding.

January 12, 2006 2:46 PM  
Blogger R2K said...

He probably didnt think life could get any worse...

But it sure did. Full surface area 3rd D burns, thats about as bad as possible.

January 12, 2006 4:55 PM  
Blogger Gyrobo said...

That sounds like something I'd do. Or not do. Depends on the situation.

January 13, 2006 9:59 AM  
Blogger Jose said...


People never seem to amaze me.

January 13, 2006 2:57 PM  
Blogger Da Katz & Reni said...

That's funny... Hey is that ask a ninja leaving a comment???

Just found out about you today.

Well... guess when I'm a lawyer, I'll have my work cut out for me defending crazy folks...


January 13, 2006 6:05 PM  
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January 13, 2006 9:25 PM  
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January 13, 2006 11:02 PM  
Blogger Mike H said...

that's hot

January 15, 2006 11:46 PM  
Blogger Wreckless said...

Hi life is one the line? Well, some one answer it!!! Hehehe

Wonder if it also wants a new number!!!Hahahaha

January 18, 2006 5:09 AM  

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