No word on what the actual tiff was about, but according to investigators, the man’s mother sided with his sister in the alleged argument, forcing him to take drastic measures.
The irritated teen reportedly walked downstairs and doused himself with lighter fluid before returning to the kitchen. Then, as his horrified siblings looked on, he set fire to himself. Way to milk it, kid! That’ll teach ‘em!
Family members extinguished the flames and performed CPR until paramedics arrived. Sadly, their Life saving efforts proved fruitless – he died at the hospital a short time later.
While it’s painfully obvious the kid lacked the Most basic of coping skills, investigators say he had no known mental issues. He did, however, have some sort of physical disability.
This is the kind of story that keeps me up at night. So many unanswered questions! Like, what kind of cereal are we talking here? Because I can’t see someone turning themselves into a Crispy Critter over a bowl of oatmeal or Muesli. Was this about the toy? Was the kid not getting enough fiber in his diet? If he was so upset with his sister, why didn’t he set her on fire? What motivated mom to side with the sister? Where the hell did I put my keys? Most importantly, was bacon involved? You just can’t have a satisfying and well rounded breakfast without bacon. Amirite?
I do hope to update this one when more information becomes available. I’ll be keeping an eye out….Tags: cereal, Michigan, self-immolation