Sunday, October 23, 2005


Gasoline-Doused Man Recovers From Burns After Being Hit By Taser Gun

`Cumberland County deputies said a man wanted on kidnapping and robbery charges burst into flames Wednesday after gasoline splattered on him and a deputy used a Taser to try to apprehend him.

Deputies said Corporal Bradley Dean pulled over Richard McKinnon for a broken taillight in the Lake Upchurch area of Cumberland County.

McKinnon sped off, drove over a mailbox and hit a tree, deputies said.

He had gasoline in the front seat of his vehicle, and the gasoline splattered on him, they said.’

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