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Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 08/25/2010

No felony charges for Va. fire breathers

By Washington Post editors

Fairfax County prosecutors have filed a motion to drop felony arson charges against two fire-breathing bartenders who were facing more than 35 years in prison apiece for performing flaming bar tricks, The Washington Examiner reports.

Commonwealth's Attorney Ray Morrogh confirmed to the paper on Tuesday that he dismissed three felony charges because he couldn't find any evidence that the Jimmy's Old Town Tavern barkeeps were trying to hurt anybody. Nobody was injured the night the men were arrested, but there was evidence that a paper airplane hanging from the ceiling caught fire and burned, Morrogh said.

Read more about the fire breathing bartenders in the Washington Examiner:

By Washington Post editors  | August 25, 2010; 11:10 AM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Virginia  
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