Teens set shorts onfire, get burned
Two teenage boys smeared their shorts with gasoline around 10 p.m. Saturday and took turns lighting each other. Then they would drop down to the ground, roll and attempt to extinguish themselves, Elgin police said.
“They continued to do this for three rounds,” said Elgin officer Mike Sullivan. “The shorts were drenched in so much gasoline that they were unable to extinguish it anymore. To the best of our understanding, it was some kind of a challenge.”
“Each one of them participated by their own free will,” Sullivan said. “Being totally stupid is not a crime.”