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Thu Mar 9, 2017, 02:23 PM

Attorney's Pants Caught on Fire While Defending His Client's Arson Charge

A Miami defense lawyer’s pants burst into flames Wednesday afternoon as he began his closing arguments in front of a jury — in an arson case.

Stephen Gutierrez, who was arguing that his client’s car spontaneously combusted and was not intentionally set on fire, had been fiddling in his pocket as he was about to address jurors when smoke began billowing out his right pocket, witnesses told the Miami Herald.

He rushed out of the Miami courtroom, leaving spectators stunned. After jurors were ushered out, Gutierrez returned unharmed, with a singed pocket, and insisted it wasn’t a staged defense demonstration gone wrong, observers said.

Instead, Gutierrez blamed a faulty battery in an e-cigarette, witnesses told the Miami Herald.

“It was surreal,” one observer told the Miami Herald.

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/crime/article137317553.html

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Thu Mar 9, 2017, 02:26 PM

1. Lawyers pic:

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Thu Mar 9, 2017, 02:29 PM

2. So it was pretty easy for the jury to discover that the attorney was lying...

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