It was originally reported that Bonner was a victim, that his burns were the result of an altercation with others at the bar. That turned out not to be true. The truth in many ways was much worse as it seems that Bonner was actually in a bet about if another guy could light his head on fire using different types of booze from the bar.
On the third try, this time with Bacardi 151, his head burst into flames and then for the next few seconds appeared like Ghost Rider while his other drunk friends work to put the fire out. He was taken to a local hospital and was in critical condition for several days before finally being released earlier this week.
There were no charges filed. (ps: I love small town newscasts, as seen below)
- Man Sets Head On Fire In Drunken Bet (kiss951.cbslocal.com)
- Man allegedly tells friends to set head on fire at bar (foxnews.com)