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05/11/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Kentucky Frat Member Set On Fire

A member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity at the University of Kentucky was wrapped in toilet paper and set on fire last weekend, prompting the school's fire marshal to recommend shutting down the fraternity's house for two semesters.

The Kentucky Kernel reports:

UK Police Chief Joe Monroe said police found a student wrapped in toilet paper like a mummy after responding to an alarm early Saturday morning. Sean Dunn, an international studies sophomore, took out a match and lit the toilet paper on fire, Monroe said.

According to the police report, the victim was in flames up to his shoulders. When he realized he was burning, he performed the stop, drop and roll technique, which set the carpet on fire. The report says that when Dunn saw the carpet on fire, he began to stomp out the flames. After the fire was extinguished, Dunn attempted to clean up the fire damage with toilet paper.

University Police Chief Joe Monroe told the Kernel that the student was uninjured, minus a pair of burnt pants. He cited alcohol use as a contributor to the incident.

The fire-starter faces criminal charges. According to the Washington Post:

The 19-year-old student who allegedly struck the match has been charged with first-degree arson, first-degree wanton endangerment and tampering with physical evidence. He pleaded not guilty to all three charges Wednesday.