This story is just way too good to make up.
A lawyer was defending his client in court. The client was in court due to arson charges. The lawyer, Stephen Gutierrez, was defending his client (saying that his client didn’t intentionally set his car ablaze), when smoke started appearing from his pocket. He ran from the courtroom, returning a few minutes later with a burned up pants pocket, reiterating that it wasn’t a planned stunt as part of his client’s defense and was just a complete freak occurrence.
I know, “liar liar pants on fire,” right? Stephen says it was the e-cigarette in his pocket. The battery apparently malfunctioned at the most ironic moment, and started a fire.
After having to give up the batteries, the incident is being investigated, and Stephen may end up being held in contempt of court.
Oh, by the way, the client wound up being charged with second-degree arson anyway.