A 15-year-old boy is recovering from serious burns at a hospital after he doused himself with flammable liquid and dared a friend to set him on fire.
According to Orange County law enforcement officials, a group of teens was playing a game of daring each other to perform stunts at approximately 7:00 p.m. on Forestdale Drive, near North Pine Hills and Indian Hill roads.
The boy, Roberts Seals, poured a flammable liquid on himself and told a friend to set his clothes on fire. The friend, following Seals’ instructions lit him on fire. Seals suffered serious burns on his arms and back, throat and face.
One of Seals’ family members said in a recent interview that Robert Seals has not been able to speak since the incident, so he has been unable to explain his version of what happened.
Seals is expected to be air lifted to another hospital that specializes in the treatment of burns.
Orange County Sheriff’s officials say that no charges are pending in connection to the incident.
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