Cigarette-Smoking Hummer Owner Hoarding Gas Tanks During Crisis Took Ben Harper’s ‘Burn One Down’ Way Too Literally

cigarette at gas pump Florida Man smoking at gas station

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  • Florida Man fills up multiple gas cans during gas panic
  • Reports that he lit a cigarette and torched his car
  • More BroBible news here

My day started with driving to three gas stations in Southwest Florida. The first two were completely sold out of gasoline because Florida Man went on a buying spree.

Most of Florida was never at risk of a shortage because of the pipeline but Florida Man doesn’t care about that. The news said there was a gas crisis so people lined up for hours to purchase every last gallon available.

Many images have been floating around showing people filling up gas cans and even plastic bags. People lost their minds. Filling up plastic gas cans is fine but it was NEVER necessary.

A Hummer owner in Citrus County, Florida filled up four 5-gallon plastic gas cans at a Texaco Food Mart. Then some reports say that person got in their car, light a cigarette, and ignited flames that burned the Hummer to a crisp.

Social media has not been kind to that Hummer owner. The general sentiment is hoarding gas is idiotic (it is) and especially so in Florida (it really is).

For what it’s worth, the third gas station I went to this morning was completely full of gas and the majority of the pumps were open. The gas stations that were sold out of gas were the ones closest to my house. This leads me to believe my neighbors are the dickfors who have been panic buying and hoarding gas.

Before we head out of here let’s revisit Ben Harper’s Burn One Down. Here is the music video along with the lyrics below.

Ben Harper is obviously talking about marijuana but most of the lyrics could easily be about burning a Hummer down to the ground:

“If you don’t like my fire
Then don’t come around
‘Cause I’m gonna burn one down
Yes I’m gonna burn one down

My choice is what I choose to do
And if I’m causing no harm
It shouldn’t bother you
Your choice is who you choose to be
And if your causin’ no harm
Then you’re alright with me”

How can we be sure Ben Harper isn’t talking about his right to hoard gas and burn it down as he pleases?

For more on this developing report, you can visit the Chronicle Online.