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Spider Senseless II

A man pulled up to filling station in Detroit, Mich., put the nozzle in, and noticed a spider on his car — near the fuel hatch. His response: kill it! Kill it with fire! Surveillance video shows him light his lighter, which ignited the gas, with flames running along the car, the pavement, and the pump. A station clerk hit the pump’s emergency stop, while the man pulled his car out of the way, and then ran back to spray the flames down with an extinguisher. The clerk said the man came back the next day and apologized. Apparently he is scared to death of spiders. (AC/USA Today) ...Almost literally.
Original Publication Date: 11 October 2015
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 22.

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