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Cop sets woman on fire, arrests her for being on fire.

January 29, 2009

“I saw someone breaking the law so I arrested them.”

iranburningThat’s the way Green County Sheriff’s deputy Marcus Horna describes it. The incident he refers to happened last wednesday on highway 311 near the Ghor rd. intersection. Janice Behr was pulled on the shoulder because her tire blew out. Behr called 911  for assistance and Deputy Horna responded to the call.

As he approached the vehicle, Deputy Horna was caught on dashcam footage violating a department policy. Footage shows him walk out of his car with a cigarette clearly dangling from his left hand. Behr, who works for a BP station, had just delivered some plastic cans of gasoline to a local hardware store because of a special trade arrangement the two businesses share. Unknown to Behr, some gas had splashed out onto her back seat. Dashcam footage then shows Deputy Horna, with total disregard for Behr’s vehicle, flick his cigarette into the back seat of her car.

“It seemed managable and this is my only car,” is the excuse Behr offers for trying to put the fire out instead of leaving the car. Footage shows her lean into the back seat and begin smacking at the flames while Deputy Horna looks on. After some seconds, flames can be seen moving to the front seat, where Behr’s right arm catches fire. She then runs out of the vehicle in a panic, waving her arm around like something out of a movie.

But what happens next is the most surprising. Footage shows Deputy Horna rush over to Behr, where he grabs her by the neck and throws her to the ground. Behr believed that Horna was trying to put her out, which he did, but only because he was handcuffing her. Incredibly, Behr can be heard on camera wailing in agonizing pain while Horna drags her up by the very arm that was burning and pulls her back to his patrol car.

When asked to defend his actions Deputy Horna repeated his earlier statement, “I saw someone breaking the law so I arrested them.” When pressed for further comment he added, “The woman leaped out the car with her arm on fire and was whirling about like a maniac so I cuffed her and charged her. It is against the law to do that, you can’t run around with your arm in flames,  so I charged her.”

And what was the charge?

“Illegal use of a firearm,” Horna says.

Deputy Horna is currently on paid administrative leave, but is expected to return this month because he is the only person with a key to the garage.

16 Comments leave one →
  1. January 29, 2009 10:34 am

    hahaha fantastic!

  2. April 1, 2009 12:50 am

    hah hah hah HAHA aha a.a…h.a..a

  3. willy van orman permalink
    April 1, 2009 1:33 am


  4. Curtis permalink
    April 1, 2009 1:44 am

    Holy Crap!! So wrong, but SO hilarious!

  5. bobby permalink
    April 1, 2009 2:09 am


    Sometimes there’s nothing like a good joke.

    And that… was nothing… like a good joke.

  6. Snappy permalink
    April 1, 2009 2:23 am

    Are the IQ level of the police like 80? Firearms? Gosh … shouldn’t he put out the flame before upholding “justice”?

    And let me guess, the deputy police chief will come up and say that the officer was doing the right thing!!

    • nuckelhedd permalink
      May 21, 2012 2:18 pm

      While it was a fake story, the answer to your question is yes. The IQ of the average officer is below the IQ of the average citizen. The police controllers do not want smart cops. They are not controllable and tend to do nasty things like thinking for themselves and questioning unjust orders. It is now a known fact that if you score to high on the entrance exam you will not be hired.

  7. April 1, 2009 3:49 am

    Snappy: No it was a fake story, which is why it ended with “because he is the only person with a key to the garage.” A dead giveaway for many.

  8. DCarnage permalink
    April 1, 2009 4:15 am

    If I were the police chief, I would have his ass in jail or prison depending on the severity of the injuries. I would also make sure that he would NEVER be in a position of authority for the rest of his life. PERIOD

  9. andrew permalink
    April 1, 2009 5:02 am

    i fell sorry for all the people that thought that story was real. if you can’t tell it’s a joke by the last line please walk out in front of a bus ;)

  10. NotASucker permalink
    April 1, 2009 7:18 am

    What is the date people???????
    Get a clue.

  11. LuckyStrike permalink
    April 1, 2009 3:21 pm

    can’t be real…April Fool’s peeps!

  12. Mike Hunt permalink
    June 2, 2009 8:08 pm


  13. mary permalink
    November 15, 2010 2:44 am

    wow…I dont even know what to say. I hope I never get caught on fire when stopped by a cop.

  14. nuckelhedd permalink
    May 21, 2012 2:14 pm

    Sounds about what the cops today would actually do on real life. And the same reason to not fire him. Were fu$%ed when fiction is the same as real.


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