Dumb Criminals

Man avenging dog’s death dies in fire he set

Thursday, December 12th, 2002 • Filed under Uncategorized

We have a late entry for this year’s Darwin Award. Twenty-eight year old Frankie Crawford became enraged when his dog ran into the street and was struck by a 16 year old driver of a pickup truck.

Crawford then began arguing with the 16-year-old driver and her parents, who were passengers.

The father called 911. A dispatcher told the family to leave the scene because Crawford was apparently out of control.

The teen drove about two blocks before Crawford somehow jumped into the truck bed, found a can of paint thinner and began dousing the truck, said Sgt. Marco Borboa, a police spokesman.

You can guess what happened next. Crawford suffered second degree burns over 70% of his body and was pronounced dead at the hospital. The girl’s father tried putting out the flames (probably with a baseball bat) at the scene.

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