Police: NM man arrested after setting his prosthetic leg on fire with crack pipeBy AP
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Police: Man burns prosthetic leg with crack pipe
LAS CRUCES, N.M. — A New Mexico man who investigators say set his prosthetic leg on fire with a pocketed crack pipe has been arrested.
Deputies say they found 47-year-old Randy Malone naked along U.S. 70 with his prosthetic right leg in flames on July 5. He was treated for burns to his leg, back and buttocks.
A witness later told authorities he agreed to give Malone a ride into Las Cruces, but dropped him off after the passenger lit a crack pipe inside the vehicle.
Dona Ana County deputies arrested Malone on Sunday at his home after the man’s brothers tipped investigators. Malone was being sought on a warrant for making a false report.
Information from: Las Cruces Sun-News, www.lcsun-news.com