HAMMOND -- A 9-year-old boy suffered severe burns in what police say was a prank gone wrong. Three older boys poured rubbing alcohol on third-grader Joshua Judkins, then lit him on fire Monday in Gibson Woods, near Judkins' mother's apartment in the Kennedy Crossing complex, said Judkins' father, Elijah. <snip> The older boys, white males in their early teens whom Joshua had met only a day earlier, fled. One of them, the boy said, may have been named Ryan. More at link: (sorry, had to copy and paste, maybe someone can fix it so it can be linked directly from here) www.suntimes.com/news/metro/1619903,boy-set-on-fire-prank-061209.article PRANK? PRANK? What exactly is pouring rubbing alcohol on a 3rd graders back and lighting him on fire? A hate crime, attempted murder? Iam OUTRAGED the police are calling this a prank- and from what it appears like really blowing off this boys parents. I hope LE gets their head out of their rear end with this one, finds and charges these 3 teen boys before they really hurt someone else. I will be contacting Hammond police to express my outrage and I hope others will too.