Arachnophobes, pay attention to this story out of Detroit. A man, who says he is terrified of spiders, saw a spider on his car while he was filling up with gas. There’s a reason why they have those warning signs on gas pumps. You know, the ones that say things like “Danger: No Smoking.” The unidentified man in this video realizes that now.
The man can be seen pumping gas into his car when he notices a spider crawling around near the gas filler cap. Instead of taking a paper towel, or something similar, and squashing the arachnid, the man decides to send the bug to Hades — by torching him with a cigarette lighter. Of course, when he does that, you know what happens. The flame from the lighter ignites some fuel or vapor, and within a couple of seconds, the whole area, including the gas pump, is on fire.
Fortunately the man keeps his wits about him, moves his car out of the way, and puts out the flames with a fire extinguisher. His quick thinking probably saved the whole gas station from going up in flames. If only he had used his head a little more about the spider.
The man and everyone else at the station were unharmed. There has been no word about the condition of the spider.
Here’s a report, from Fox2Detroit:
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