Maryland Teens Charged For Lighting Boy's Hair On Fire And Recording It

EDEN, Md. (AP) -- Police say two Maryland teens lit a boy's hair on fire and recorded the attack on a camera phone.

The Wicomico County Sheriff's Office says the victim was sleeping early Sunday at a home in Eden in eastern Maryland when 17-year-old Forrest Wilson poured lighter fluid on his hair and set it ablaze. The victim put out the fire, then discovered a 14-year-old boy was recording the video.

Investigators say the video showed Wilson light the 16-year-old victim's hair on fire. Police did not know a motive and witheld the victim's name. The victim, whose hair was singed, notified his parents later that day.

Wilson and the 14-year-old are charged with assault and other charges - Wilson as an adult, and the younger teen as a juvenile.


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  • by MrT Location: LaNC on Jan 1, 2009 at 02:22 PM
    If I was the judge and I could do it, I would sentence these two (if found guilty) to be executed by a flamethrower.
  • by Buzz Location: nowhere particular on Jan 1, 2009 at 01:56 PM
    sounds like the next episode of "jack-ass". Buzz-
  • by J Location: Gville on Dec 31, 2008 at 11:34 AM
    So they did it on purpose? If so...WHY is this news? People that do things like that, get what they deserve.
  • by CM Location: Swansboro on Dec 31, 2008 at 10:30 AM
    Mental defectives! They are darn lucky that the boy wasn't badly burned!
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