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Drunk arrested, torches shirt

Whistler police put out a fire before any damage was caused after a drunk Windsor man tried to light his own shirt ablaze following his arrest last week, according to a release.

At about 9 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7, Whistler RCMP received a complaint of an intoxicated person walking along Highway 99 near Blueberry. When officers located the man, he was on the road shoulder and "having difficulties walking," police said. The 28-year-old told Mounties he was trying to get to Vancouver International Airport.

The man was arrested under the Liquor Control Act due to concerns for his safety, police said. While in custody at the Whistler RCMP detachment, police said the man "attempted to start a fire by lighting his T-shirt on fire, however, it was put out before any damaged [sic] was caused."

Police continue to investigate.



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