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USA - Kansas brothers celebrate $75k lottery win by blowing up house during drug binge

Discussion in 'Weird News' started by Rob Cypher, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. Rob Cypher

    Rob Cypher Newbie

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    Two brothers who were celebrating a $75,000 winning lottery ticket by purchasing marijuana and meth accidentally blew up their house on Friday, said Sgt. Bruce Watts of the Wichita Police Department.

    The explosion sent one of the brothers – a 27-year-old – to the hospital, where he remains in serious but stable condition with second-degree burns on his hands, arms and chest.

    The other brother was sent to jail, Watts said.

    The brothers were in a house in the 100 block of North Nevada Court, near Douglas and West Street, about 7 p.m. Friday, Watts said. One of the brothers went to the kitchen to refuel the butane torches they planned to use to light their bongs. He emptied a couple of large cans of butane lighter fluid, leaking butane into the air.

    “The butane vapor reached the pilot light in the furnace, and as you might expect, ka-boom,” Watts said.

    The victim was wearing a lottery T-shirt during the explosion.

    The victim’s girlfriend loaded him and some children into a car and took him to the Via Christi Hospital on St. Francis emergency room, where she dropped him off and left.

    Officers went to the house with a warrant, where the other brother ran out, admitting he had marijuana and methamphetamine. He was arrested.

    Feb 16 2013

    http://www.kansas.com/2013/02/16/2678987/brothers-celebrate-lottery-win.html#storylink=cpy
     
  2. electricjw

    electricjw Silver Member

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    This sounds sketchy, atleast how they are making it out. The dude uses a butane can to refill his torch to use for their bong? But he need a "couple of large cans" of lighter fluid??? Sounds like he was making butane hash but did it inside. Either way, I doubt he used a couple of cans of butane to refill a lighter to use for a bong. I guess the police are stupid enough to believe it, but not stupider than the brothers. haha