Michigan motorist sets car, gas pump on fire trying to kill spider with cigarette lighter

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A motorist got more than he bargained for when he stopped at a Michigan gas station earlier this week and started a fire when he tried to kill a spider with a cigarette lighter.

Surveillance video from the Mobil gas station in Center Line shows flames quickly engulfing the man’s car and the gas pump, Fox 2 Detroit reported Friday, while adding that luckily no one was hurt.  

cropped gas station fire.jpgThe dopey motorist put out the flames with a fire extinguisher. He told authorities he spotted a spider on his gas tank and pulled out his lighter to get rid of it, the station said. He claimed to be deathly afraid of spiders.

“He didn’t have a cigarette. He didn’t have anything on him. All of a sudden I look out and I see flames,” employee Susan Adams told Fox 2.

Calmly, Adams hit the gas automatic stop button and quickly called the Center Line Fire Department.

The fire destroyed the gas pump. The motorist’s vehicle suffered little damage.

His stupidity didn’t stop him from returning the next day for another fill up.

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12 thoughts on “Michigan motorist sets car, gas pump on fire trying to kill spider with cigarette lighter

  1. Will the family of the dead spider be suing the butane manufacture for supplying fuel to the lighter which caused his untimely death?

  2. “….he spotted a spider on his gas tank and pulled out his lighter to get rid of it…”

    The first thing you have to ask is “how is someone this stupid able to operate a motor vehicle?”

    I guess he had no idea that gasoline was flammable, and it’s a small wonder that he didn’t decide to make himself a nice cool drink out of the stuff. Just chuck in a few ice cubes and guzzle it down, Einstein. Then you can sue BP because there’s no sign on the pump warning people not to drink it.

    It’s too bad the stupid bastard didn’t kill himself or he might have been eligible for a Darwin award, and dumb as he is, that’s the only recognition he’ll ever receive.

  3. “He told authorities he spotted a spider on his gas tank and pulled out his lighter to get rid of it,,,,”

    Brilliant!!!

    Why not use the lighter to simply knock it to the ground and stomp on it?

    1. Probably because that would be a painless death. I’m rather doubtful of that retard’s claim that he’s terrified of spiders. I suspect that he just wanted to kill it in a sadistic manner. We all know about the Beavis and Butthead types who liked to pull the wings off flies when they were young, but it’s especially loathsome to see how some retain that mentality into adulthood. (Cops and other government enforcers tend to fit this profile.)

      “His stupidity didn’t stop him from returning the next day for another fill up.”

      I’m confused as to why the gas station is allowing him back on their property. The guy is obviously a walking timebomb of idiocy.

      1. “I’m confused as to why the gas station is allowing him back on their property. The guy is obviously a walking timebomb of idiocy.”

        Because THEY’RE NO BRIGHTER?

        wild guess

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