This is a classic case of when popular Internet culture goes wrong. We’ve all seen the meme called “Kill It With Fire” where an individual deals with one tiny, usually harmless spider by setting everything on fire.
Well this gentleman LITERALLY attempted to kill a spider with fire at the worst possible place ever, ever, ever. A gas station.
While filling up his car with gas this man saw a spider and instead of stomping it or just leaving it the fuck alone because it’s at a gas station and not in his goddamn living room, this braniac thought it was a prudent decision to use a lighter to kill it with fire. Very flawed logic.
A blaze immediately engulfed the gas pump. He yanks the pump out of his vehicle as the flames spread. Luckily the fire didn’t spread too quickly and the firestarter drives his car out of the inferno and returns with a fire extinguisher to put out the flames.
Susan Adams, who was working that night at the gas station, hit the gas automatic stop button and called the fire department. The effective exterminator somehow escaped serious injury and only the one pump was destroyed.
The man with the severe case of arachnophobia and/or pyromania admitted to authorities that he saw a spider on his gas tank and lit the spider up with a lighter because he is deathly afraid of the creepy crawlers.
“He was sorry, he said he didn’t know,” Susan said. “It is just one of those things that happen – stupidity.”
Next time, please don’t kill it with fire. ESPECIALLY AT GAS STATIONS!