Footage shows man catch fire following stun gun incident in South Philly

February 02, 2019 - 8:22 pm

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Video is circulating online after footage shows a man catch fire as he is shot with stun gun in South Philadelphia.

The video, posted to Twitter, was captioned, "So I witnessed a man catch on fire after being tased last night."

Footage shows two, apparent security guards, attempting to wrestle a man to the ground on the corner of 4th and South Streets.

When the man returns to his feet, one of the "guards," shoots the man with a stun gun and his leg catches fire.

The man in the video can be heard yelling as his pants are on fire.

It is not clear what sparked this incident, just outside of Jim’s Steaks.

Officials with the Philadelphia Fire Department say that they have been made aware of this situation, but say that they were not contacted at the time and were not dispatched to the scene.