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It was all captured on a security camera in front of a pub in Crawley, West Sussex, England: one man threw bricks through the glass door to make a hole, and the second man tossed a lit firebomb into the hole. But the second man missed, and the bomb bounced right back, landing right where the first man was crouching, and exploded into a fireball. Neither man received significant injury, and once they recovered from the shock they turned and ran — and the second man ran straight into a light pole, knocking him to the ground. When he went to a clinic for treatment for his injuries, police made the collar. Despite the video evidence, Amir Ali, 28, denied being involved, but was convicted. Police still don’t know who the other man is. (RC/London Telegraph) ...Surely there’s a lamp post out there with his name on it.
Author’s Note: the video is hosted on my blog, at
Original Publication Date: 12 December 2010
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 17.
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