Man burns prosthetic leg with crack pipe

July 28, 2010 12:09:08 PM PDT
A New Mexico man who investigators say set his prosthetic leg on fire with a pocketed crack pipe has been arrested. Deputies say they found 47-year-old Randy Malone naked along U.S. 70 with his prosthetic right leg in flames on July 5. He was treated for burns to his leg, back and buttocks.

A witness later told authorities he agreed to give Malone a ride into Las Cruces, but dropped him off after the passenger lit a crack pipe inside the vehicle.

Dona Ana County deputies arrested Malone on Sunday at his home after the man's brothers tipped investigators. Malone was being sought on a warrant for making a false report.


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