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June 24, 2013
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Man who doused self with gasoline jailed

A Gardnerville man is in Douglas County jail after he allegedly doused himself and another person with gasoline on Friday evening.

Deputies found Richard Vonderscher, 45, walking along Highway 395 near Airport Road carrying a milk jug partially filled with gasoline at 7:18 p.m.

When he was told to drop the jug, Vonderscher allegedly dumped the contents of the jug down the front of his shirt. He then threw the empty jug against a fence. Deputies detained him despite the gasoline, and handcuffed him.

Vonderscher told deputies that his car ran out of gas near Indian Hills.

He claimed that …

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The Record Courier Updated Jun 25, 2013 06:28PM Published Jun 24, 2013 01:58PM Copyright 2013 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.