Monday, November 30, 2015

The Stupid, It Burns

As one might expect, criminals manufacturing illegal drugs at their homes aren't the brightest of the bunch.

Manufacturing illegal drugs tends to be a rather dangerous business even apart from the likelihood of a negative interaction with the criminal justice system. Manufacturing illegal drugs generally involves chemicals or substances that may very well go "boom" before you can make them get you high.

So today's example for others, identity not yet released, manages to badly burn himself and his apartment as well as damage other apartments by trying to manufacture hash oil.

Apparently you do this with butane. Butane, as most people happen to know, is a "highly flammable, colorless, easily liquefied gas".

The Detroit Free Press: Man severely burned in fire tied to hash oil production

An initial investigation by the Rockford Department of Public Safety indicates butane was likely being used to extract hash oil from marijuana.

Here's the extra stupid part that will enshrine this fellow as a prime example to others and potential Darwin Award winner if he doesn't pull through:

"The butane ignited when he lit a cigarette,'' Rockford DPS Director David Jones said.

The victim suffered burns to nearly half of his body, including his mouth. Rockford police were not releasing the man's name because of pending criminal charges, Jones said.

So, you're working with a highly flammable gas, in an enclosed space, manufacturing illegal drugs, and you decide to light up a cigarette?

There's a reason it's called dope.

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