Miami lawyer’s pants erupt in flames during arson trial in court

Miami lawyer Stephen Gutierrez was arguing an arson case in trial on Wednesday when his pants caught on fire.

A Miami defense lawyer’s pants burst into flames Wednesday afternoon as he began his closing arguments in front of a jury — in an arson case.

Stephen Gutierrez, who was arguing that his client’s car spontaneously combusted and was not intentionally set on fire, had been fiddling in his pocket as he was about to address jurors when smoke began billowing out his right pocket, witnesses told the Miami Herald.

He rushed out of the Miami courtroom, leaving spectators stunned. After jurors were ushered out, Gutierrez returned unharmed, with a singed pocket, and insisted it wasn’t a staged defense demonstration gone wrong, observers said.

Instead, Gutierrez blamed a faulty battery in an e-cigarette, witnesses told the Miami Herald.

“It was surreal,” one observer told the Miami Herald. Full Story ⤳

Florida Woman lights meth trailer on fire, flashes breasts to bystanders

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A couple has been arrested after police found six containers of methamphetamine in the remains of a recreational vehicle that burned up Wednesday morning in an RV park along Philips Highway, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.

Jaclyn Jirout, 24, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of arson in the hours after firefighters had put out the blaze at the Fleetwood Mobile Home and RV Park. Full Story ⤳