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Woman Pulls the Old “I’ll Give You an Oil Massage” Switcheroo

Home - by - April 23, 2012 - 16:30 America/New_York - 11 Comments

The oldest trick in the book. Promise someone a nice oil massage and then light them on fire.

Houston Press -

A 25-year-old woman is behind bars after she allegedly set her husband on fire last night in a north Austin apartment complex.

Shriya Patel, a native of India, joined her husband of one year in Austin only one week ago. A neighbor told KXAN that he heard what sounded like an argument minutes before the incident. The same man told the station that the victim, whose name was not released, told police that Patel had promised to give him a candlelit massage with oil. Instead, the victim said, she doused him in fuel and set him ablaze with the candles.

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Patel reportedly told police that her husband set himself on fire. One might be forgiven for thinking that the veracity of Patel’s claim is somewhat disputable, as a Walmart security tape shows her buying the materials used in the attack.

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  1. LadyGun12

    April 23rd, 2012

    Geez, I leave Texas for the week and you and Cardigan are piling on us. :-)

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  2. Johnny Freedom

    April 23rd, 2012

    Yeah, what Ladygun said.

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  3. Buck O'fama

    April 23rd, 2012

    Don’t judge Texas by the acts of immigrants.

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  4. Tim

    April 23rd, 2012

    Gee, I hate it when that happens. Setting people on fire is an old Indian tradition. Back during the “Troubles” when Pakistan and (what became known as) Bangladesh were fighting for independence, the Hindus would regularly catch a muslim, truss it up real tight, and set it alight.

    Great fun for the whole family!

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  5. Ricky

    April 23rd, 2012

    That’s the difference between love and arranged marriages..

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  6. cfm990

    April 23rd, 2012

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  7. persecutor

    April 23rd, 2012

    Gee, and I’ll bet he thought the scarves were a nice touch!

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  8. Papadoc

    April 23rd, 2012

    I hate hot oil massage night.

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  9. moarkdave

    April 23rd, 2012

    Well the husband probably earns $100,000 a year. They get to come over here — take the high paying jobs that we can only dream of getting (or the training for). After a bit, they send for their wives and then after that, the wives have kids. Kids are US citizens (thank you Ted Kennedy), and the parents then get to stay here and “earn” their citizenship.
    What they do actually ticks me off more than the illegal aliens do. The illegals take the low paying and back breaking work. The Hindus take the high paying tech, computer and medical jobs.
    Most of them have their education paid for, either there or over here in the US colleges.
    Americans are losing these jobs because of education costs and other reasons.

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  10. Tony R

    April 23rd, 2012

    @moarkdave: Don’t forget the preferential treatment they get with low/no interest government small business loans to buy up all the motels, convenience stores, fast food and taxi cab franchises.

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  11. donny g

    April 23rd, 2012

    berrie says they all have a right to practice their religion…

    just NOT you Jews or Christians

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