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Horror: Dominican Republic television show fire assault on American (VIDEO)

By April MacIntyre Dec 3, 2012, 20:16 GMT

Horror: Dominican Republic television show fire assault on American  (VIDEO)

Horror unfolded on Dominican Republic television as a popular show became a crime scene in one frighteningly fast moment.

Horror unfolded on Dominican Republic television as a popular show became a crime scene in one frighteningly fast moment.

An American magician was doused with flammable cologne commonly used in Santeria rituals in front of a live studio audience. He survived and is in hospital recovering from severe burns.

CNN reports that Wayne Houchin, a Chico, Calif. native, wrote in a statement on his Facebook page says he is “resting, healing & working through the legal process" in the Caribbean nation, where he had been performing with a group of fellow magicians.

The crime occurred during a Nov. 26 appearance on the Dominican Republic’s “Closer To The Stars” TV program, guest host Franklin Barazarte poured the flaming liquid on the U.S. magician’s head with “Agua de Florida.”

WARNING: GRAPHIC

video of the incident shows the magician’s head bursting into flames as Barazarte runs his hands over Houchin’s hair.

 



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