WHAT A HOT HEAD!
Man sets himself on fire after he’s refused a pint
A MAN who was refused a drink at a hotel went into the car park, doused himself in petrol and set himself on fire, a judge heard.
Jerome Lankston threatened to burn down the place as well as himself in the row with staff.
Lankston, 41, suffered seven per cent burns in the incident and was only saved from death by quick-thinking hotel manager Tony Kitchen.
A court heard that Lankston had stayed at the Bridge Hotel, in Chertsey, Surrey, on November 5 last year.
When he went back the following day to ask to stay another night, staff recognised him as the guest who had smoked in his room and they turned him away.
He made his way to the bar area but because it was deemed he was already intoxicated the manager told staff not to serve him and asked him to leave.
Cops were called when he kicked off and they escorted him from the premises.
But soon after they’d left Langston returned to the hotel with a jerry can and said, “I’m going to torch this place and myself”.
He walked out, poured petrol around his feet and legs and set fire to himself.
He was rushed to hospital and later charged with arson, to which he pleaded guilty.
The judge at Guildford Crown Court ordered Lankston, of Addlestone, Surrey, be placed under supervision for two years.
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