Police: Teens set boy's hair on fire, made video

Associated Press - December 31, 2008 11:53 AM ET

EDEN, Md. (AP) - Police say two Maryland teens lit a boy's hair on fire and recorded the attack on a camera phone.

The Wicomico (wigh-CAHM'-ih-coh) County Sheriff's Office says the victim was sleeping early Sunday at a home in Eden in eastern Maryland when 17-year-old Forrest Wilson poured lighter fluid on his hair and set it ablaze. The victim put out the fire, then discovered a 14-year-old boy was recording the video.

Investigators say the video showed Wilson light the 16-year-old victim's hair on fire. Police did not know a motive and witheld the victim's name. The victim, whose hair was singed, notified his parents later that day.

Wilson and the 14-year-old are charged with assault and other charges - Wilson as an adult, and the younger teen as a juvenile.

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