Police puzzled after finding drunk couple burned

HARRIMAN, Tenn. – Police are trying to sort out how a couple got burned. The Knoxville News-Sentinel reported a man, 62, wouldn't tell police what happened on Tuesday and the woman kept saying the lawn mower exploded, even though there was none in the yard.

Police reported both were drunk. Officers saw a gasoline can, a lighter and a cigarette butt on the front porch. A neighbor first reported and man and a woman had doused each other with gasoline and set each other on fire, then recanted and said he only saw a fire on the porch and ran to help put it out.

No charges were immediately filed. Both were sent to local hospitals and released.