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

World

Indonesian president: Bali nine executions will not be this week Samoa not bothered by spying Germans to be caned, jailed for train graffiti Aussie bust finds drug-filled soda bottles US ambassador Mark Lippert attacked in South Korea Brazilian informant ignored by local police Police chief's 'happy snap' with Bali nine pair Ebola flares up as unsafe burials continue MH370 flew to Kazakhstan: Journalist's new theory Planes grounded as huge storm slams US

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