An Arkansas man caught on fire while being tased by police after a high-speed chase.
Christopher Gaylor, 38, reportedly had about a gallon of gasoline in his backpack when he led an officer on the chase through a residential area on a motorcycle.
The incident took place in Little Rock on October 13 around 1:10 a.m.
Gaylor was riding a black motorcycle with no license plate when an officer attempted to pull him over. Instead of complying, the man attempted to flee — with some moments during the chase reaching 120 miles per hour.
Eventually, Gaylor crashed and began attempting to flee on foot. The officer tased him, but reported that it had “no effect.”
After being tased a second time, Gaylor burst into flames.
None of the officers involved in the incident have been placed on leave.
“Before the electronic control device (TASER) was deployed, Mr. Gaylor could have chosen at any moment during the vehicular pursuit, or in the seconds after he abandoned the motorcycle to comply with the traffic stop or orders to stop while on foot,” Arkansas State Police public information officer Bill Sadler said in a statement.
Gaylor was hospitalized but is expected to recover. He has been charged with fleeing, failure to register a vehicle, no insurance, driving with a suspended license, and reckless driving.
Police said that Gaylor had been wanted by law enforcement on outstanding warrants.