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UPDATED: Man's Head Set Ablaze At Augusta Bar (was done intentionally; OF COURSE there's video)
WJBF.com ^ | July 24, 2012 | JILLIAN BENFIELD , RANDY KEY

Posted on 07/24/2012 4:29:59 AM PDT by Stoat

 

Man Whose Head Was Set Ablaze At Augusta Bar Now In Critical Condition

Credit: WJBF Staff

A man is critical condition, after Richmond County Sheriff's Office deputies say he allowed his friends to set his head on fire.

 

***UPDATED at 5:46 P.M. on Monday, July 23rd***

A Thomson man was in critical condition after Richmond County Investigators say he purposefully had his head set on fire.

The incident was originally reported that the man got into a fight with several others at Allie Katz Bar off Washington Road, and then those men set him on fire to retalliate...but investigators say that wasn't the case.

William Bonner, 36, is getting himself ready...to prove his friends wrong. It takes two attempts...and then...success? After being doused with rum, Bacardi 151 to be exact...his head goes up in flames.

"I've seen people do a lot of crazy things when they are under the influence of alcohol, I've never seen them set their head on fire before."

Lt. Blaise Dresser says the Richmond County Sheriff's office was originally called to investigate this case because Bonner's friend filed a report saying he had gotten into a fight at Allie Katz bar Thursday night...and that's when the perpertrators set his head on fire, trying to hurt him.

"That wasn't the case at all," says Dresser.

"I actually thought that this man has gone wild." Allie Katz manager Keith Bussey says he's never seen anything like it. He knew to have some rules posted outside his business...he never thought "do not set self on fire" needed to be one of them.

"They call him 'Ghost Rider' in here from the movie and it's exactly what it looked like."

If you go on Youtube, you can pull up hundreds of videos where people deliberately light themselves up but Lt. Dresser doesn't think Bonner was trying to get his 15 seconds of fame.

"The man who was set on fire, bet his friends that he was drinking with that he could set his face on fire. Obviously no one believed him and he proved them wrong."

As an investigator and a bar manager...they both say they've seen crazy things over the years...but this now tops their lists.

"Do not have your friend poor alcohol on your head and have your other friend light it and think that it's cool in front of women," warned Bussey.

Lt. Dresser says there will be no charges in this case. He says Bonner has suffered enough.

Bonner was originally taken to GHS Medical Center, then transported to Doctors Hospital where he was listed in Critical Condition until Sunday.

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***UPDATED at 5:03 P.M. on Monday, July 23rd***

WJBF News Channel 6 has learned the man whose head was set ablaze at an Augusta bar was released from the hospital on Sunday.

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***POSTED At 3:53 P.M. on Monday, July 23rd***

A man was listed in critical condition, after Richmond County Sheriff's Office deputies say he allowed his friends to set his head on fire.

Surveillance video from Allie Katz bar, on Washington Road, captured the incident.

In the video, you see William Bonner of Thomson preparing himself to get set on fire. Investigators say his friends poured Bacardi 151 on his head then set the flames.

Bonner was able to walk out of the bar, but was in critical condition from Thursday until Sunday at the Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital.

We will have more on this story during our 5:00 p.m. Monday evening newscast, and why investigators originally opened an investigation up...then changed their minds.


TOPICS: Hobbies; Humor; Society; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: alcohol; augusta; bubba; georgia; holdmuhbeer; napl; setheadonfire; williambonner
Please also see the video report at the main article link, here again:

 

UPDATED- Man's Head Set Ablaze At Augusta Bar - ABC 6 WJBF-TV

 

It's also at Fox (story only, no video or photos)

 

Man reportedly encourages friends to set his head on fire at bar - Fox News

"Dresser says no charges will be filed against Bonner, saying he believes Bonner has suffered enough."

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Hopefully this person will never reproduce.

 

1 posted on 07/24/2012 4:30:13 AM PDT by Stoat
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To: Slings and Arrows

Do you happen to know who is currently managing the “intentionally setting your head on fire at a bar” pinglist?


2 posted on 07/24/2012 4:31:35 AM PDT by Stoat (If you want a vision of the future, imagine a Birkenstock stamping on a human face... forever)
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To: Stoat
the man got into a fight

Hot-headed?

3 posted on 07/24/2012 4:34:01 AM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: Stoat; Slings and Arrows

4 posted on 07/24/2012 4:34:35 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: Stoat; Slings and Arrows

Revised tagline, just for this thread.


5 posted on 07/24/2012 4:36:03 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with 151 Rum and set it on fire.)
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To: shibumi

“Hold ma’ beer!”


6 posted on 07/24/2012 5:11:17 AM PDT by pingman ("Human history seems logical in afterthought, but a mystery in forethought." (Strauss & Howe))
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To: Stoat

Everyone in that video is the product of a government school.


7 posted on 07/24/2012 5:45:26 AM PDT by samtheman (Obama. Mugabe. Chavez. (Obamugavez))
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To: Stoat
Allie Katz manager Keith Bussey says he's never seen anything like it. He knew to have some rules posted outside his business...he never thought "do not set self on fire" needed to be one of them.

I hope he doesn't gets sued for that omission. Any experiment gone wrong that starts with "hold my beer" should make the property owner immune from frivolous lawsuits.

8 posted on 07/24/2012 5:50:03 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Stoat
Great trick. Too bad you can only do it once.

"Alcohol. It's one helluva' drug!"
9 posted on 07/24/2012 5:54:55 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: Stoat

Somewhere, a lawyer is salivating like Pavlov’s dog...


10 posted on 07/24/2012 5:58:11 AM PDT by Rebelbase (The most transparent administration ever is clear as mud.)
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To: Stoat
"They call him 'Ghost Rider' in here from the movie and it's exactly what it looked like."

LOL! OMW, was this an SNL skit? Masterfully written article! Hilarious!

11 posted on 07/24/2012 6:14:28 AM PDT by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free.)
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To: Stoat

“Earl, hold my beer and watch this.”


12 posted on 07/24/2012 6:47:21 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Obama does not have the work ethic to be Anti-Christ.)
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To: Stoat

Reminds me of the old Richard Pryor/Michael Jackson “Ignited Negro College Fund”.


13 posted on 07/24/2012 6:48:42 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Obama does not have the work ethic to be Anti-Christ.)
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To: Stoat

When there is nothing good to see on cable you get depressed . . .

When you get depressed . . . you go to the local bar.

While you are at the local bar . . . you seek solace among friends . . .

When you seek solace among friends, someone helps you set your head on fire . . .

Don’t set your head on fire . . .

Get Direct Tv!


14 posted on 07/24/2012 6:55:12 AM PDT by Pilgrim's Progress (http://www.baptistbiblebelievers.com/BYTOPICS/tabid/335/Default.aspx)
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To: Stoat

He’ll be in demand as a speaker once he hits AA.


15 posted on 07/24/2012 7:53:44 AM PDT by Thrownatbirth (.....Iraq Invasion fan since '91.)
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To: Stoat

What a flamer!


16 posted on 07/24/2012 8:01:17 AM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: GreenHornet

Hey!, don’t be such a hot head


17 posted on 07/24/2012 8:16:19 AM PDT by NativeSon ( Grease the floor with Crisco when I dance the Disco)
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To: Stoat

Casting for “jackass” is over, isn’t it?


18 posted on 07/24/2012 8:39:06 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama Kills))
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To: Stoat

If he had been at Sconyer’s eating BBQ instead of drinking, he would not be in this situation.

Alcohol = burning head

BBQ = paradise!

You choose.


19 posted on 07/24/2012 9:08:20 AM PDT by Conan the Librarian (The Best in Life is to crush my enemies, see them driven before me, and the Dewey Decimal System)
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To: Stoat

bfl


20 posted on 07/24/2012 9:52:02 AM PDT by windcliff
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To: Stoat; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
Burning Man


21 posted on 07/24/2012 10:09:13 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows; Mr. Silverback; martin_fierro; Fledermaus

22 posted on 07/24/2012 10:14:38 AM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("If you're not fiscally AND socially conservative, you're not conservative!" - Jim Robinson, 9-1-10)
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To: Slings and Arrows

“The man who was set on fire, bet his friends that he was drinking with that he could set his face on fire. Obviously no one believed him and he proved them wrong.”

He showed them good!


23 posted on 07/24/2012 10:22:06 AM PDT by Clay Moore (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of a fool to the left. Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
lulz

Am gettin' my nephew a year unlimited subscription to Marvel comix online. That should keep him busy for awhile.

24 posted on 07/24/2012 10:25:23 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Once, during lab, my friend stuck her head in the Bunsen burner and her hair caught fire. We were too excited to verbalize but quick to start beating out the flames. She thought we were attacking her and started beating at us. Our chem prof probably threw a party at the end of that semester.


25 posted on 07/24/2012 10:43:54 AM PDT by Silentgypsy (If you love your freedom, thank a vet.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Head or tails he does it again?



26 posted on 07/24/2012 11:01:48 AM PDT by Lady Jag (If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat. - Reagan)
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To: Stoat

Build a man a fire and he stays warm for a night.
Set a man on fire and he stays warm for the rest of his life.


27 posted on 07/24/2012 11:03:04 AM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: Clay Moore

The important thing is that he won the bet.


28 posted on 07/24/2012 12:12:03 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Lady Jag

One way or another, he’s gonna get that Darwin Award!


29 posted on 07/24/2012 12:31:22 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Silentgypsy

Good times, good times.


30 posted on 07/24/2012 12:32:57 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Stoat

The head the head the head is on fire
The head the head the head is on fire
The head the head the head is on fire
We don’t need no water let the _ burn
Burn _ burn


31 posted on 07/24/2012 2:22:27 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Stoat

Obama voter for sure.


32 posted on 07/24/2012 2:29:30 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: Slings and Arrows

He does have that certain spark, does he not.


33 posted on 07/24/2012 2:46:31 PM PDT by Lady Jag (If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat. - Reagan)
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To: Stoat

I hereby pre-emptively nominate him for a Darwin Award, given the all too real possibility of death, and the difficulties he will have in procreating, should he survive.


34 posted on 07/24/2012 4:55:56 PM PDT by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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