Philly Man Sues State Troopers for Setting Him on Fire With a Taser

A federal judge has given a Philadelphia man the go-ahead to sue two state troopers for setting him on fire with a Taser during a traffic stop four years ago on the Schuylkill. The officers tried to pull the man over for riding a scooter without a helmet. The low-speed chase that ensued supposedly ended when the man was knocked off his scooter by a cable as he tried to enter an apartment complex. The officers used their Tasers when he supposedly resisted arrest, and ignited gasoline that had spilled from the scooter, burning the man. [Metro]