Actually, Thomas Lifson at The American Thinker, from whom I am stealing this story - yeah, I know, despite what the magistrate warned me about last time! - describes the headline concerned as "Funniest. Headline. Ever." What do you think?
"Lawyer's Pants Catch Fire During Florida Arson Trial"
Oh come on, it's a beaut! It would be hysterical if it was a genuine accident but the story is about a lawyer and there is rarely anything genuine about them! Anyway, we have Mr. Steven Gutierrez to thank for this because he was in a Miami-Dade courtroom defending a man who stood accused of deliberately setting fire to his car. Whilst in full volume to the jury that it was a terrible mistake and that it was the spontaneous combustion of some batteries in his client's car that caused the fire, suddenly, Mr. Gutierrez's trouser pocket began to smoke.
He was forced to vacate the court in a hurry and made for the Men's Room where the batteries he had been carrying in his pocket were extracted and doused. The cynics amongst you - shame be on your miserable heads! - might surmise that this was no accident but a deliberate set-up designed to convince a jury. Mr. Gutierrez adamantly denies such a thing and as a lawyer, of course, we must take him at his word! Alas, nowhere in Mr. Lifson's story does it say whether the perp got off.