Dayum, Grandpa, you wrong as hell for this one.
Word On The Curb…someone’s grandfather allegedly lit up a Newport 100 cigarette and set his wife on fire. Shockingly, he didn’t even call for help until two days later, leaving his 67-year-old wife to suffer from burns without medical attention.
According to WALB, a 67-year-old woman arrived at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital with burns covering 25 percent of her lower body. She was then transported to the Joseph M. Still Burn Center in Augusta for extensive treatment.
Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital reported the 67-year-old woman’s burns to the police.
Police later went to the woman’s home, where they questioned 64-year-old Henry Hardwick. He explained that he was applying rubbing alcohol to his wife’s body to alleviate the pain she was experiencing due to multiple sclerosis. He then told the police that he had lit a cigarette near her body, causing her to catch on fire.
Hardwick told the police that he didn’t call 911 because he was too scared. As a result, he let her sit in the house until two days later when his wife’s daughter arrived and saw her condition, according to investigators.
Hardwick has been charged with aggravated assault, and police say that additional charges are likely.
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