03/28/2013 05:28 pm ET Updated May 28, 2013

A Club For People Who Like To Set Things On Fire - Los Angeles - Arts - Public Spectacle

The L.A. fire artist known as Tedward saw police lights flashing out of the corner of his eye just before filling his mouth with fuel. Police cruise Culver City Park after dark sometimes and flash their lights to make their presence known, so he didn't think much of it. But then he heard voices warning him not to move. He turned to see two cops with guns drawn -- rookies whose superiors had neglected to tell them to expect fire on the park's basketball courts.