Authorities said a man was taken into custody after he and his brother accidentally blew up their house in a drug-related explosion Friday while celebrating a winning lottery ticket.
The Wichita Eagle reports that two brothers were partying together to celebrate a $75,000 winning lottery ticket, when they accidentally blew up their Wichita home. Neither of the brother’s names has been reported.
Wichita police Sgt. Bruce Watts said one of the brothers was taken to a hospital and the other to jail after Friday’s explosion. The Wichita Eagle reported that the injured 27-year-old brother is in serious but stable condition with second-degree burns on his hands, arms and chest, writes the Fox News.
Watts said the explosion happened after one of the brothers went to the kitchen to refuel the butane torches they planned to use to light their bongs. The brother emptied a couple large cans of butane lighter fluid, leaking butane into the air.
But the butane vapor reached the pilot light in the furnace, sparking the blast.
Sgt Bruce Watts of the Wichita Police Department told The Wichita Eagle, “He emptied a couple of big cans of butane lighter fluid during this, leaking butane into the air.
“The butane vapor cloud reach a pilot light in the furnace and as you might expect – kaboom.”
The man, 27, suffered second-degree burns to his hands, arms and chest , as the New York Daily News reports.
The injured brother was wearing a lottery T-shirt during the explosion. His girlfriend reportedly loaded him and some children into a car and drove him to the emergency room of a nearby hospital, where she dropped him off and left, according to the newspaper.
The other brother was arrested on drug charges after telling police he had meth and marijuana in the home.
Officers returned to the home where the victim’s brother reportedly admitted to having drugs in the home. He was sent to jail.
Actually there are many examples of unskilled and stupid criminals, that get in troubles by silly accident.
For example, Sean Carl Payne was accused of being so drunk that a police officer had to hold his head up for his mugshot after he was arrested in October, 2012 by Humble, Tex. cops.
Another case: “lucky” Mr. Terry Smith, who tried to rob a taxi driver but failed. Why? He left his own wallet right in the cab of the car.
And it concerns not only men. Miss Joyce Coffey was arrested four times in 26 hours for blasting the AC/DC song “Highway to Hell” and other loud music from her home and for throwing a frying pan.
Rhonda Washington, 33, of Bryan, Tex., is accused of stabbing her husband because she didn’t like his Facebook update. She maintains that she stabbed him with keys because she was mad he was doing PCP in the house, writes the Huff Post.