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A Florida lawyer's pants caught on fire during an arson trial. This is not a joke.

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Stephen Gutierrez  may have experienced the most ironic day of all time.

The Miami defense lawyer's pants caught fire Wednesday afternoon as he was arguing a case for Claudy Charles. 

The kicker: Charles was facing arson charges. 

Gutierrez ran out of the courtroom as his pants burst into flames, the Miami Herald reports. He returned unhurt, but with a singed pocket. He told the jury this was not part of his defense. 

It was surreal.
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Gutierrez, 28, blamed the fire on a faulty e-cigarette. Miami-Dade police are investigating the incident, and he could be held in contempt of court. 

Charles, 48 was convicted of second-degree arson. Prosecutors said he intentionally set his own car on fire. 

Naturally, Twitter had its jokes ready.

A Florida lawyer's pants caught on fire during an arson trial. This is not a joke.

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