March 9, 2017 3:07 pm -

Irony: he was defending a client charged with arson.

Lawyer, lawyer, pants on fire.

A Miami attorney’s trousers became too hot to handle as a fire broke out in his pocket during a trial Wednesday.

Stephen Gutierrez — whose client is coincidentally charged with arson — was starting his closing arguments when smoke started funneling from his right pocket, according to the Miami Herald.

The hot-pocketed attorney rushed out of the court room.

“It was surreal,” one unnamed witness told the Miami Herald.

Gutierrez insisted to the court that it wasn’t a staged gimmick for the jury.

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.