Defense Attorney’s Pants Catch Fire During Arson Trial

An attorney defending an accused arsonist had a mishap during his closing argument when his pants caught fire. The YCMTSU incident occurred yesterday in Miami-Dade Circuit Court. Attorney Stephen Gutierrez was arguing that his client was innocent because the fire was the result of spontaneous combustion.

Here is the video.

 

About Curt Varone

Curt Varone has over 40 years of fire service experience and 30 as a practicing attorney licensed in both Rhode Island and Maine. His background includes 29 years as a career firefighter in Providence (retiring as a Deputy Assistant Chief), as well as volunteer and paid on call experience. He is the author of two books: Legal Considerations for Fire and Emergency Services, (2006, 2nd ed. 2011, 3rd ed. 2014) and Fire Officer's Legal Handbook (2007), and is a contributing editor for Firehouse Magazine writing the Fire Law column.
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