A New Mexico man was picked up on the side of a highway last week with his back, ass, and prosthetic leg engulfed in flames. He apparently lost a drinking game after only being able to down six beers.
The Las Cruces Sun-News reports that the 47-year-old man was sent to a Texas burn center for treatment after he was the weakest drinker among his friends, and agreed to let them set his leg on fire.
Not being able to stand the pain, the victim disrobed. His friends then decided to take him to the hospital but became "nervous and dropped the victim off" on U.S. 70, the release said.
Witnesses reported seeing an individual walking on a U.S. 70 bridge with his leg on fire. Another witness reported that the victim was naked, while other witnesses reported that the victim was struck by two cars and even attempted to jump into passing vehicles as well into the path of an oncoming tractor-trailer.
He took it like a man, too. Asked by police if he told his friends to stop, authorities told the paper that he replied "no, he lost the bet."