SC man in Augusta burn center after rabbit chase

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GREER, S.C. – Police in South Carolina say a man is recovering in a Georgia burn center after he chased a rabbit into a power station and was shocked with thousands of volts of electricity.

Hospital spokeswoman Olena Scarboro said Thursday that Joseph Asher of Greenville is in critical condition at the Joseph M. Still Burn Center in Augusta, Ga.

Asher had been listed as a missing person before he walked into a Greer hospital nude and covered with burns. He was later transferred to the Georgia center.

Multiple media outlets report that the 38-year-old man climbed an electrical transformer assembly, likely grabbing equipment that had 100,000 volts of electricity running through it.

The remnants of the man's clothing were found at the site. Authorities have not said why he was chasing the rabbit.

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andrew412
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andrew412 09/10/09 - 01:08 pm
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i hope he makes a full

i hope he makes a full recovery so someone can ask him what the hell was he thinking climbing a transformer chasing a rabbit?! sounds like somebody was drunk.

WhatNow
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WhatNow 09/10/09 - 01:08 pm
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That has Elmer Fudd written

That has Elmer Fudd written all over it. Dat waskily wabbit...

chi chi
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chi chi 09/10/09 - 01:09 pm
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Shocking!

Shocking!

gnumbgnuts
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gnumbgnuts 09/10/09 - 01:16 pm
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Did the rabbit stick around,

Did the rabbit stick around, or did it just keep going...and going?

APiratesLife4Me
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APiratesLife4Me 09/10/09 - 01:18 pm
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Yep......Electrifying news.

Yep......Electrifying news. So what happened to the rabbit? Where is PETA?

mad_max
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mad_max 09/10/09 - 01:26 pm
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So was this a climbing

So was this a climbing rabbit?? Is this like Jimmy Carter's attack rabbit?

rufus
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rufus 09/10/09 - 01:57 pm
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He was trying to steal

He was trying to steal copper.

Nammy3
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Nammy3 09/10/09 - 01:59 pm
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Hey dude, you're suppose to

Hey dude, you're suppose to go DOWN THE HOLE, not up the pole....

dashiel
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dashiel 09/10/09 - 02:09 pm
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What a reVOLTing development.

What a reVOLTing development.

Nammy3
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Nammy3 09/10/09 - 02:15 pm
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"Authorities have not said

"Authorities have not said why he was chasing the rabbit." ~~ Go ask Alice....{I think she'll know...lol}~~ http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=9HmJQyS8QVw

AhsanMinnik
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AhsanMinnik 09/10/09 - 02:43 pm
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The latest chapter of "Hey

The latest chapter of "Hey Y'all......Watch this!"

Boogaloo
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Boogaloo 09/10/09 - 02:50 pm
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What is up with the people of

What is up with the people of SC lately?

TroubIe
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TroubIe 09/10/09 - 03:02 pm
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maybe he thought it was a

maybe he thought it was a playboy bunny???????

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pommom38 09/10/09 - 03:26 pm
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sad for the dude, he's liable

sad for the dude, he's liable to not make it. but your comments are hilarious. in what frame of mind were you when you decided it was a good idea to climb up in a place full of electricity?? geez, this guy must have been starving to death, why else would any sane person follow a rabbit into a place like that?

HillGuy
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HillGuy 09/10/09 - 03:35 pm
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I see a Jeff Foxworthy Joke

I see a Jeff Foxworthy Joke in this headline.

misterme
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misterme 09/10/09 - 03:51 pm
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I guess that is one rabbit

I guess that is one rabbit that has a lucky foot.

FallingLeaves
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FallingLeaves 09/10/09 - 06:11 pm
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I can't imagine a man chasing

I can't imagine a man chasing a rabbit through a power station nowadays, unless it was Jessica Rabbit.

FallingLeaves
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FallingLeaves 09/10/09 - 06:12 pm
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Is he improving?

Is he improving?

Roeschen
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Roeschen 09/10/09 - 06:17 pm
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Why would anyone do that?

Why would anyone do that? How is the rabbit?

corgimom
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corgimom 09/10/09 - 07:07 pm
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Baroness, if you get

Baroness, if you get electrical burns over 90% of your body, your chances for survival are less than 10%. Electrical burns are the worst, it burns the tissues, bones, and body parts under the skin.

michelleoglesby
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michelleoglesby 09/10/09 - 07:10 pm
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the crazy man was just a

the crazy man was just a Hungry Man, Lord bless him, I pray that he makes it okay.

FallingLeaves
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FallingLeaves 09/10/09 - 07:11 pm
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I'm aware of that corgimom,

I'm aware of that corgimom, but could you allow for a small percentage of hope and prayers in that analysis?

corgimom
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corgimom 09/10/09 - 08:03 pm
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Sometimes death is a

Sometimes death is a blessing. If he improves, it'll be months before he does, and "improve" is relative.

MtnMan
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MtnMan 09/10/09 - 08:12 pm
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How can you people make a

How can you people make a joke of this man's misfortunes? There he is in the burn center in critical condition and you people make jokes about it?? This world has become so insensative....

MtnMan
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MtnMan 09/10/09 - 08:12 pm
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How can you people make a

How can you people make a joke of this man's misfortunes? There he is in the burn center in critical condition and you people make jokes about it?? This world has become so insensative....

disssman
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disssman 09/10/09 - 08:55 pm
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People do strange and

People do strange and dangerous things. I know a man who is an expert in his field, who was running a machine he was very familiar with, but he cut all his fingers off in the blink of an eye. I know a fellow who has been driving for years, took his eyes off the road and is now paralyzed, or the policeman who lost his face saving a little girl in a burning vehicle. Nothing surprises me anymore when people who know better, just loose their good common sense. I am sure this burn victim would turn back the clock if he could. I see nothing funny about his predictament and wish him and the family a quick recovery.

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DEVGRU 09/10/09 - 09:22 pm
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I'm sorry for his injuries

I'm sorry for his injuries and hope he will be okay. I also think he must have been an idiot. Another wonderful story from the wonderful people of S.C. What's with that state. I worked there in law enforcement for awhile. Strange, strange place.

cajunnana2000
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cajunnana2000 09/10/09 - 10:06 pm
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Boy South Carolina must be a

Boy South Carolina must be a dull place,Gov is married with a soul mate,a dumb senator, a man making love to a horse and now this man chasing a rabbit. Whats next?

corgimom
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corgimom 09/11/09 - 07:45 am
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He had been missing for 3

He had been missing for 3 days, he had mental health problems

terry67
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terry67 09/11/09 - 09:53 am
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CAJUNNANA - Pick a state..ANY

CAJUNNANA - Pick a state..ANY state... you will find an Idiot, dummy, loser, etc. Ummm I will pick Georgia, and let me search
for.....Oh wait! JIMMY CARTER!!! I just covered alllll the bases with that one! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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