ORANGE (AP) — The uncle of a 6-month-old girl seriously burned during a Southern California holiday barbecue has been arrested for child endangerment.

Anaheim investigators say 33-year-old Miguel Angel Tellez was preparing a Monday afternoon meal at an apartment complex and had filled a plastic jug with gasoline and poured in on barbecue coals.

The milk jug exploded in flames and Tellez tossed it toward the baby, who was in a stroller about four feet away. Sgt. Rick Martinez says the girl suffered second- and third-degree burns on her legs.

Tellez was booked for investigation of felony child endangerment and unlawfully causing a fire. Bail is set at $100.000.

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Comments (12)
  1. Tim says:

    What a idiot! I hope they pour gasoline and light him up Freddy Krugge style! Moron!

  2. Heather says:

    wth is wrong with people!!! now that child is going to be in pain and with scars all because a dumb fool could not learn how to PROPERLY use a BBQ

  3. Adelle says:

    Who the hell uses gasoline to prepare a BBQ? What an idiot! I really hope the baby will fully recover and live a fruitful life.

  4. LaTara Bussey Ham-Ying says:

    What was he thinking. Poor baby!

  5. Ken says:

    Uncle goes and invents a completely new category of stupid. Part of his punishment should be involuntary sterility.

  6. brigid says:

    What an idiot!! I hope his suffering is as great as hers!!

  7. Kandee43 says:

    Ay caramba!!!!!

  8. Lady Fart Blower says:

    What a moron!!!

  9. Joe says:

    “PENDEJO!!” that’s what we call this person,and where was mama & papa drinking some cervezas??

  10. ELy says:

    what an idiot!!!!!!! where was the mom of that child????

  11. lala63 says:

    I’m surrounded by idiots. This is the same guy that probably needs to hear the warning to not fire gunshots into the air on New Years Eve.

  12. mannyag says:

    total idiot….now how many more idiots were among this idiot who didn’t know what he was doing?….

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