Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Man Sets Petrol Station on Fire Trying to Kill Spider

spiderpetrol1.jpg

Sometimes, you just really want to make sure you've got it.

The phrase 'kill it with fire' is bandied about a lot on the internet, but normally not actually acted upon. However, one man in the city of Center Lane Michigan decided to really go the full nine yards when confronted with a spider sitting on his petrol tank. He told authorities that he was scared of the eight-legged beasts, and so decided to use a cigarette lighter to remove it.

A cigarette lighter.

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

Fortunately, the unnamed motorist had the sense to grab a fire extinguisher and put the fire out, as Adams cut the supply to the pump before calling firefighters. The pump was destroyed, although the vehicle suffered little damage.

It is not known whether the spider survived.

Take a look and marvel at one man's stupidity in the clip below.

Related

rexfeatures_3280263a.jpg

UK’s Biggest Spider Spotted (And It Was Surrounded By Dead Spiders)

rexfeatures_3855316a.jpg

Scientists confirm what we already knew: Octopuses are aliens

spider-burst.PNG

Spider Bursting Out Of A Banana Viral Is Fake And Here's Who Made It

Comments

More

Of course people want to name their newborn babies ‘Corbyn’

Not as much love for 'Theresa'

by Tom Victor
27 Jun 2017

Boris Johnson goes full Boris Johnson when pronouncing 'Glastonbury'

It's classic Boris behaviour

by Tom Victor
27 Jun 2017

Man gets hit by bus, immediately gets up and goes to the pub

NOTHING will stand in the way of his pint

by Carl Anka
27 Jun 2017

This shopkeeper with his brilliant pun names is a true everyday hero

A legend of our times

by Dave Fawbert
27 Jun 2017

What does rudeness look like around the world?

Danny Wallace takes a tour

by Danny Wallace
27 Jun 2017

Three very 2017 words have been added to the Oxford English Dictionary

The dictionary is now officially woke

by Gary Ogden
27 Jun 2017

Donald Trump's watch strap is the grossest thing you'll see today

It's so unsettling...

by Carl Anka
27 Jun 2017

Nintendo are bringing back the SNES console this September

The SNES Classic will also feature a previously unreleased game

by Carl Anka
26 Jun 2017

Prada is selling a paperclip for £145

They're definitely cheaper in Ryman

by Tom Victor
26 Jun 2017

Everything you need to know about the DUP 'confidence & supply' deal

Is it a coalition of chaos?

by Dave Fawbert
26 Jun 2017