New Mexico man set on fire after losing drinking bet – UPDATED

Here in New Mexico, we have several cultural specialties. One is driving while drunk. We have folks here who will consume enough booze to be incapable of walking. Which is why they drive instead.

Another is stupid crimes. Admittedly, smart is not a quality required of someone choosing to rob a bank or a convenience store.

But, the number of incredible decisions arrived at by New Mexico boozers must set the standard for world-class drunks. For example –

LAS CRUCES, N.M. — 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…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.

UPDATE: Police are now looking for the “victim”. Turns out he set himself on fire – with his crack pipe!


Or you can spend the weekend staring at a 42-foot long Roadrunner

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