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Police: Boy agreed to be set aflame while friend filmed it

The Associated Press

HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. — Police say two 13-year-old boys in Pennsylvania are facing disorderly conduct charges after one agreed to be set on fire so the other could film it and post it online.

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Pennlive.com reports the stunt took place on New Year’s Day in Frankstown Township.

State police say one of the boys put lighter fluid on his clothes and the other used a blowtorch to ignite the clothing while he recorded it.

Police say the boy who was on fire had a difficult time extinguishing the flames but eventually managed to put them out, avoiding injury.

In a news release, state police say the public should know “such incidents, regardless of their intentions and the end result,” can result in charges.

The stunt was never posted online.