Greeley man accused of spitting flames at 2 others is charged with arson

James Pachokas accused of spitting streams of fire

GREELEY, Colo. - A Greeley man faces arson charges after police say he spat flaming streams of lighter fluid at two other men, according to The Greeley Tribune.

Witnesses told police James Pachokas, 51, spat the fluid at two other men and lit it with a lighter, according to an arrest affidavit obtained by The Tribune.

After he was arrested, Pachokas told officers he "'spit fire' for money," the report states.

Pachokas was in a house in the 1100 block of 9th Street with Zachary Flowers, 18, and Jacob Kehler, 38, on Nov. 20, according to the report.

According to the Tribune, Flowers told police Pachokas spat flaming fluid 20-25 times.

Flowers and Kehler said the flames came close to their heads, and Flowers said he told Pachokas to stop.

Police say Pachokas had burns on his hands when they contacted him.

Pachokas is charged with two counts of fourth-degree arson, a felony, and two counts of reckless endangerment, a misdemeanor.

Pachokas’ next court date is Dec. 21.

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