I assure you it wasn’t me. From MSNBC, with thanks to Teri:
WASHINGTON – A bearded man shouting “Allah” was injured when his belongings apparently erupted in flames outside the White House on Monday. He was quickly subdued by Secret Service guards.
A Reuters reporter saw the man try to present a Manila envelope to guards near a Secret Service post on Pennsylvania Avenue outside the White House West Wing.
Moments later, a plume of smoke rose above the guard post while two guards wrestled the man to the ground and a third extinguished flames that engulfed the man’s briefcase and overcoat a few feet away.
The man, clutched his right hand, groaned and repeatedly shouted “Allah,” as guards held him to the ground. The area was cordoned off and fire trucks and ambulances arrived on the scene.
A spokesman for the District of Columbia Fire Department said later that the man suffered burns over about 30-percent of his body.