Man Uses Flamethrower To Hold Off Police

CHICAGO (CBS) — A Chicago man is behind bars in Woodstock after police say he crafted a makeshift flamethrower to hold them off when they tried to arrest him on Tuesday.

Police were called to the apartment of William Dunigan III’s former girlfriend on a domestic incident.

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When they got there, Woodstock Police Sgt. Chip Amati says Dunigan greeted officers with a flamethrower he’d crafted from an aerosol can and a lighter.

“The first officer there had her hair singed and … the head and face is where she caught the flames,” Amati said.

The officer wasn’t seriously hurt.

Police caught up with Dunigan after he escaped by jumping from a second floor window.

Dunigan now is charged with arson, domestic battery, reckless conduct and several other counts, including endangering the life of his former girlfriend’s young child, who was in the apartment.

  • dan

    Too bad the can didn’t blow up catching him on fire as a piece of metal rocketed through his jugular vein causing him to bleed out as he lay on the floor burning as the ploiceman and his girl friend looked on laughing……..

  • Bill S.

    Stupid focker!

  • Brishauwna

    I just don’t get why they don’t take violent negros like this out, when they have the chance to do it legally!!!

    • Yard Ape

      I would’ve laughed while I was pulling the trigger!

      • The swedish

        yes what he did was stupid but are even more stupid than him

    • Jim Hamilton

      As I read the article i was thinking why not just shoot him?

      • Lyndia

        Amen Jim, Amen.

  • tj

    I agree with all the above comments

  • le moyne

    d m?n?k? got shows not all cops are not happy triggers.yes i to agreed all the above comments.thank god no cops got killed.score 1 for good guys and score 0 to bad evil one.corral and lock the m?n?k? a?? where he belong CAGE.

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