Lawyer Lawyer Pants on Fire

It's a known fact that when a person is lying, their pants catch on fire.  It's true, it's science.

And we all know lawyers are liars, so it's no surprise to hear that a lawyer's pants burst into flames right in the middle of a Florida courtroom during his closing arguments.

Ironically, it was an arson case he was working on.

Miami defense attorney Stephen Gutierrez was arguing that his client's car spontaneously combusted and was not intentionally set on fire.  That's when smoke started to billow out of his pants pocket, and he bolted out of the courtroom.

Gutierrez blamed the pocket fire on a bum battery in his e-cigarette, and said it wasn't a demonstration gone wrong.

Miami-Dade police are now investigating the incident and have seized several "frayed" e-cigarette batteries as evidence.

His client, Claudy Charles, maintains he didn't set his own car on fire.  Maybe he left an e-cig in the glove box?

Read more at the Miami Herald.

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