Teen Girls Burned After Student Throws Vodka Bottle Into Bonfire

Posted By Urban News Hour | March 28, 2013


Two teenage girls were left badly burned after a college student tossed a bottle of vodka onto a frat party bonfire and it exploded, police have said.

Arizona State University junior Andrew Kent, 21, was arrested on Saturday night for allegedly throwing the booze onto the blaze at the packed off-campus house party.

A 17-year-old girl from California, visiting for a recruitment event, and an 18-year-old ASU student were both left with severe burns on their legs and shoulders.

Witnesses at the Sigma Phi Epsilon party said people were standing shoulder-to-shoulder at the event.

Cops added that while the pair managed to put out the flames on their body, they were apparently were then sent home by the hosts who didn’t want to get into trouble.

The younger girl, however, instead went to a nearby hospital for medical help. The older girl went home to be treated by her firefighter dad before also going to hospital.

Police in Tempe arrested Kent on two counts of aggravated assault and two counts of endangerment.

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