Setting Your Friend on Fire Is Never a Good Idea

Aug 23, 2011 Full story: Gawker 6

Matt-Dillion Shannon celebrated his 17th birthday in Hastings, New Zealand by watching a friend run through his house engulfed in flames : "I didn't see it happen, he was in my bedroom and came running into the lounge," [Shannon] told the newspaper.

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Wellington, New Zealand

#1 Aug 24, 2011
One wonders why you'd set your friend on fire.

Since: Jan 11

Auckland, New Zealand

#2 Aug 26, 2011
Lisa wrote:
One wonders why you'd set your friend on fire.
with friends like that who needs enemies eh.

the most disturbing thing was his stone cold sober denial the following day to the reporter who showed up at his house.

oh well hes 17 so throw that little white boy in hawkes bay prison and we will see what a great human being he is when he gets out.

Since: Aug 11

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#3 Aug 26, 2011
Goodness me, this person is heartless. How can someone do something so horrible to a friend. It sounds more like a revenge then accident.

Pasadena, CA

#4 Aug 28, 2011
Unfortuantely there are many immature pyschopaths that live in the community, and its is only a matter of time before they do something terrible like this example

Since: Aug 11

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#6 Aug 29, 2011
"A friend in need is a friend indeed". Teens nowadays have no idea what this sentence mean. They do make friends but fail to understand the true meaning of friendship.

Since: May 11

New Zealand

#7 Dec 13, 2011
a result of watching too much

mtv jackass
dirty sanchez
violent video games
you tube self harm vids

if you watch the underlying trends in todays tv and music namely entertainment you will see the sadistic undertones within todays media entertainment.

he is obviously a sadistic little boy to actually put his desires in physical form. some people fantasize about strange things and let them pass but just like how pedophiles think they do not want to let it go and desire it so badly that they are willing to put someone else in harm.

the charges are too light, i would ensure that a psychological screening takes place for the sake of the citizens future/safety that no harm be done by anyone like this again and so he can enter his adulthood knowing that what he has done is illegal and wrong.

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