ACME Pants

Man charged with meth manufacture after pants explode

Associated Press

LaFAYETTE, Ga. – A Walker County man was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine after his pants exploded while he was talking to social services workers outside his home.

Daniel Gabriel Doyle, 39, met the social workers at his front door Tuesday, walked to their car and sat down to fill out some forms, said Patrick Stanfield, commander of the Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit Drug Task Force.

“Finally, while he was sitting in the back seat, the front of his pants exploded,” Stanfield said Friday.

He said Doyle apparently had mixed red phosphorous and iodine in a film canister and stuck it in his pocket.

The chemical reaction caused second- and third-degree burns to Doyle’s testicles and leg, Sheriff’s Maj. Hill Morrison said. He was treated at Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga, Tenn., before being jailed.

Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, http://www.ajc.com

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