US magician burned in flaming TV 'stunt'

Last updated 15:23 04/12/2012
Magician stunt
@WayneHouchin
BURN: The moment when it all went wrong.

Relevant offers

National News

Sky TV Fellet boss takes blame for oversight Man flees with child in car Parliament bill addresses 'No 1 threat' to sport Police seek missing identical twin Family, community shattered as Sina Solomona's murderer is sentenced Whittakers recall chocolate slabs Woman charged over alleged stabbing UN official falls apart on TV after Gaza school attack Crusaders retain winning side from semifinal Man detained after athletes village altercation

An American magician is threatening to sue the host of a TV show in the Dominican Republic who set him on fire in an apparent stunt gone wrong.

Wayne Houchin was taping a segment on Closer To The Stars last week when guest host Franklin Barazarte abruptly doused him with a flaming liquid.

The 29-year-old is out of the hospital but is still being treated for burns on his face, scalp and hands.

Houchin said he was in a lot of pain but recovering.

The California native said he had hired lawyers to prepare a complaint so that authorities can pursue criminal charges against the host.

Barazarte did not respond to phone calls seeking comment.

 

Ad Feedback

- AP

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content