Recently, a man attempted to a kill a spider after noticing it while filling his car at a gas station, Fox 2 Detroit reports—an understandable impulse, if somewhat gratuitous. However! His weapon of choice was a lighter, and he set the whole pump on fire. Haha, whoops.
The incident took place at a gas station in Detroit’s Center Line. An employee, Susan Adams, hit the gas automatic stop button and called the fire department, although the man grabbed a fire extinguisher and put out the flames before firefighters arrived.
According to Fox 2, the man came back the next day to fill up again.
“He was sorry,” Adams said. “He was sorry, he said he didn’t know. It is just one of those things that happen—stupidity.”