Went to move items to new pants in vicinity, kept flashlight in hand. Equipped new pants, and flashlight showed as in hand as well as in old pants now moved to vicinity. Flashlight icon was all white in hotbar. upon switching to melee weapon, flashlight was lost from hands/invintory/vicinity.
This happened twice. The second time, i was able to remove the battery from the duped flashlight in the discarded pants in vicinity. On mousing over/rightclicking the battery i was able to LICK the battery. at this point, the flashlight disappeared from my hands and the eating animation/noise played. (I LOL'd, cus it REALLY seemed like I ate my fucking flashlight).