Andrew Pimlott

A man has died after being shot with a police Taser while dowsed in flammable liquid…Andrew Pimlott, 32, turned into a human fireball after he was zapped by officers called to his home to investigate a domestic incident.

They found Andrew in the back garden covered in liquid and holding a can of fluid…An officer deployed the Taser and Andrew immediately burst into flames…

Andrew suffered serious burns and was rushed to hospital after the incident in Honicknowle, Plymouth, last Thursday.

Police initially said his injuries were not life-threatening…But the Independent Police Complaints Commission revealed today that Andrew died from his injuries in Frenchay Hospital, Bristol, on Tuesday…

IPCC Commissioner Sarah Green said…“Our investigation will be looking at what information was known to the officers attending the scene, the officer’s rationale for discharging a Taser on a person known to be dowsed in flammable liquid, whether the discharge of the Taser caused the fuel to ignite, and we will look at training and policies.”

How do you get to be ignorant of the explosion or fire danger coincident to firing a Taser at a flammable liquid?



  1. deegee says:

    And that’s how they discovered… Soylent Green.

    • msbpodcast says:

      Nah, too crispy. It would be like pork cracklings.

      It was… Soylent brown.

  2. Duh! says:

    How do you get to be ignorant of the explosion or fire danger coincident to firing a Taser at a flammable liquid?

    Answer: PUBLIC/SECULAR EDUCATION! That’s how!!!

    Public education simply ignores any sciences where kids might be taught about ignition and combustion.

    Secular education only recognizes combustion as divinely created.

    So when you get a cop responding to a disturbance it’s quite likely that he/she is a product of our modern education system who’s been taught that the electricity in their taser is also what’s in Harry Potters wand.

    • deowll says:

      “Secular education only recognizes combustion as divinely created.” Is this what you mean to say?

      They didn’t think. That’s pretty normal.

    • msbpodcast says:

      The words public and secular do not mean what you think they do so your argument merely make you sound intellectually challenged.

      Public or private just means wether your parents have enough money to waste on your worthless ass trying to pretend that you wont turn out like a Bundy (Ted or Al.)

      Secular education, as opposed to the religious kind, is the ones that insists on evidence and on some basis in fact, unlike religious education, which starts by stating that there is some invisible guy who lives up in the sky… and it goes downhill from there.

      I went to a Catholic grade school, a Jesuit college and I speak with some personal experience on the difference.

      • The Monster's Lawyer says:

        yep, Duh! had me asking wuh?

        • bobbo, we think with words and....... OH! Nevermind... says:

          Ha, ha. Its like he has defined the terms opposite from what they mean, but then he switches again. A doubly retarded statement so to speak. that most often happens when you take the back bumper from one car and put it on the front of another.

          Standard typos don’t explain it either.

          A real potato face of constructed mismatches.

          Duh—how would you explain the accelerating rate of expansion of the Universe?

          But I dither.

          • Captain Beyond says:

            Shouldn’t it be “potatoe” face?

          • What? The moth is always drawn to the flame? says:

            See my post below. BB, you like to think of yourself as highly intelligent and informed.

            Yet you don’t know apparently that public schools in the UK are what we call private schools in the US. Or, you didn’t allow that Mr. Duh might have referred to UK school systems in his confusing post.

            You appeared to want to talk, rather than to untangle the message Mr. Duh was attempting to have people listen to.

        • The Monster's Lawyer says:

          Hey Captain Dan Q. It’s potato, as in Mr. Potato Head.

          • bobbo, we think with words and flower with ideas says:

            He did that with the internet and spell check right at his finger tips. As in… it takes effort to avoid.

            I think you called it: “Pulling a Dan Q” cause quale is hard to spell too.

      • Mextli says:

        Don’t forget Kelly.

      • What? The moth is always drawn to the flame? says:

        The term public school is sometimes used to refer to a group of older, more expensive and exclusive fee-paying private independent schools in the United Kingdom catering primarily for children aged between 13 and 18.

  3. Koko says:

    A very sad story.

  4. Comanche says:

    We had to switch from a oil based OC spray to a water based OC spray because of that reason. If you sprayed someone with the oil based OC and tasered them they would catch on fire.

  5. orchidcup says:

    Two Darwin Award winners on the same day. Outstanding.

    Carry on.

  6. Gwad his own self says:

    Or as we used to say in seminary…

    “Build a man a fire and you keep him warm for one night. Set a man on fire and you keep him warm for the rest of his life. “

    • bobbo, we think with words and....... OH! Nevermind... says:

      Very clever Gwad. Say…. what did you do to Sister Mary Hand Grenade? You two would make a great tag team if you were allowed such congress.

      • Gwad his own self says:

        I miss sister mary, but I have no idea where she (or he) went. I disagreed with her point of view about half the time, which I took as a sign that I’m on the right track, or at least a neutral track. No idealogue I.

        • bobbo, we think with words and flower with ideas says:

          Point of view? Something I mostly missed.

          I thought it was all humor. Perverse. Anti-Religious. Even a bit revolting in its direct connection to porn. None of that a point of view in my book.

          Hmmmm…… I didn’t hate the sinner…. or even the sin. Just enjoyed the good ones as they came along.

          Your post above though—can’t be beat for its cleverness and its anti-religion viewed from a certain perspective. But I only see it for its humor as well, not a point of view.

          OTOH–being a contrarian and anti-authoritarian. A “point of view” certainly. Maybe more of an attitude?

          Its definitional…… so I have to think about it.

          • John E. Quantum says:

            There may have been some type of accident involving SMHGoQR, a Hitachi Magic Wand and Holy Water.

  7. Dallas says:

    That’s gotta sting

  8. Uncle Patso says:

    Guess they missed that episode of Mythbusters.

  9. mojo says:

    Kinda ironic, huh?

  10. MikeN says:

    This is a strange twist, where Eideard attacks the cops and Uncle Dave attacks the military.

    • bobbo, we think with words and flower with ideas says:

      Given the sky is falling in your stupid hole, I can see how you think Eideard “attacked” the cops ((who would disagree with that?))

      but

      Our Good Editor Uncle Dave attacked, if posting an accurate news item from the general press, the Politicians…..Yea, I know, difficult to keep track of two things at once, but at least you got 50%.

      Atta…Boy!!

  11. msbpodcast says:

    I can wrap up this whole sorry mess in one combustible word: WHOOSH!!!!

  12. Uncle Patso says:

    John E. Quantum said:

    “There may have been some type of accident involving SMHGoQR, a Hitachi Magic Wand and Holy Water.”

    SMHGoQR? Wuzzat?


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