Bad bet lands man in burn unit

Monday, July 23, 2012 11:22 AM
Last updated 6:37 PM
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A 36-year-old man is in critical condition at Joseph M. Still Burn Center after betting his friends to light his head on fire at an Augusta bar.

Video surveillance from Alley Katz, off Washington Road, shows two men approaching William Bonner Jr., throwing a shot of alcohol on his head and lighting it around 1:30 a.m. Friday.

Richmond County sheriff’s Lt. Blaise Dresser said no criminal charges will be filed because Bonner admitted to investigators that he had agreed to the act.

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saltine
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saltine 07/23/12 - 11:32 am
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No treatment

No treatment for..........STUPID??????

dichotomy
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dichotomy 07/23/12 - 12:20 pm
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STUPID x 3. Him for agreeing

STUPID x 3. Him for agreeing and the other 2 for doing. All 3 of these guys must have pickled brains.

David Parker
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David Parker 07/23/12 - 12:35 pm
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that's what i like about the

that's what i like about the South

NoHayManera
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NoHayManera 07/23/12 - 01:01 pm
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Award!!!

And the 2012 Darwin Award goes to...

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 07/23/12 - 01:20 pm
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LoL, Grace.

LoL, Grace.

Jake
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Jake 07/23/12 - 01:24 pm
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Hot head

I wonder what type of alcohol they threw on his head because 80 proof won't readily burn unless it is heated.
I wonder if the other bar patrons had to pay a cover charge to witness the floor show?

BamaMan
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BamaMan 07/23/12 - 01:35 pm
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ouch!

And alcohol doesn't cloud judgment??? Wonder if this person has health insurance, and would they pay in this type intentionally-brought-on incident.

pommom38
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pommom38 07/23/12 - 01:31 pm
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Just in awe

At the sheer stupidity of what drunks will do!
And folks wonder why I stay away from drinkers and functions/places that promote it.
As for the redneck statement, thats unjust. Some rednecks actually have common sense!!
Hiya Jake, hope you and family are doing well!! Miss ya bud

corgimom
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corgimom 07/23/12 - 02:06 pm
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That's not redneck, that's

That's not redneck, that's just plain stupid.

KSL
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KSL 07/23/12 - 02:07 pm
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For all three of them.

For all three of them.

corgimom
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corgimom 07/23/12 - 02:08 pm
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Jake, he probably had product

Jake, he probably had product of some sort on his head, too.

As any woman will tell you, if you put stuff on your hair, your hair becomes highly flammable.

corgimom
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corgimom 07/23/12 - 02:10 pm
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With friends like that, who

With friends like that, who needs enemies?

KSL
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KSL 07/23/12 - 02:10 pm
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NoHay, you beat me to it.

NoHay, you beat me to it.

twolane
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twolane 07/23/12 - 03:01 pm
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morons
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this is why i dont go to these bars around here...and you women be going home with these guys

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 07/23/12 - 06:04 pm
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Shaved head and Bacardi 151.

Shaved head and Bacardi 151. Tee Vee has video.

DMPerryJr
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DMPerryJr 07/23/12 - 08:02 pm
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Hey Y'all!

Watch THIS!

I once lit myself and a trailer house afire while spitting Golden Grain into a Zippo.

I am glad to have lived long enough to pass the crown of stupidity to the next generation!

allhans
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allhans 07/23/12 - 11:01 pm
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How do we know that he was a

How do we know that he was a "Red Neck"?

debbiep38
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debbiep38 07/23/12 - 11:04 pm
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Re-fried brains.
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Re-fried brains.

GaStang22
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GaStang22 07/24/12 - 02:57 am
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Speculation
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Just like one could speculate about the character of someone who would post that statement.

AnObserver
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AnObserver 07/24/12 - 09:03 am
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Hot head

I heard, right before the lighter was struck, he yelled...

"Hey, y'all! Watch this!"

SPARKSTER83
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SPARKSTER83 07/24/12 - 01:57 pm
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ALL I CAN SAY IS THANKS FOR
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ALL I CAN SAY IS THANKS FOR THE ENTERTAINMNT,NOT TO MENTION THE LAUGH OF THE DAY IN THE OFFICE POOL.BUT SERIOUSLY WHAT IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE ALL THREE ARE IDIOTS,AND WILL NEVER LIVE THIS ONE DOWN.

fedex227
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fedex227 07/24/12 - 02:16 pm
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Critical information missing.
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I think the writer missed some critical elements to the story. How much was the bet for? Did the friends pay off? Details.

DMPerryJr
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DMPerryJr 07/25/12 - 01:33 pm
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Fedex Is Right

Heck, there might have been enough money on that bet to justify getting one's head burnt slap off! LOL!

Let's have some better reporting, AC!

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