Man Spots Spider At Gas Pump, Tries To Burn With Lighter, Exactly What You Think Will Happen Happens

September 28, 2015

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Did I get it?

This is the surveillance footage/video news report about a man who spotted a spider on his gas tank when he was about to pump gas. So what did he do? What any other person who I can't believe has lived long enough to be able to drive a car would do -- he pulled out his lighter to burn it and set the whole gas pump ablaze. What a magnificent creature.

The man grabbed a nearby extinguisher and put out the flames before firefighters arrived. Later he admitted what he did, saying he spotted a spider on his gas tank and because he's deathly afraid of the critters.


This charred fuel pump says it all. We are told his car was barely damaged from the flames. But his embarrassing mistake didn't stop the man from coming back the next day as a customer.

"He was sorry," Susan said. "He was sorry, he said he didn't know. It is just one of those things that happen - stupidity."

Ahahahhahahaha, of course he came back the next day -- he never actually got any gas the first time. But seriously, how is this man still alive? It is important for me to believe that a person who would literally ignite a lighter ON HIS GAS TANK would have been Darwin'd out of society a long time ago. It just doesn't make any sense to me. The system is broken.

Hit the jump for the video.

Thanks to Allyson and dougie, who agree the proper way to dispose of a spider at the gas pump is beating it with one of those windshield cleaning brushes that sits in the blue liquid.

  • unlike them

    But this man is brave after all. He took his car away first, then came back, found the extinguisher and put the fire down. Me? I'd run away and call 911. Its a gas station on fire!!!

  • You guys got it all wrong, this dude's a HERO!! Who KNOWS what that little spider would have done to us if not set fully ablaze?!? Sacrifices simply HAVE to be made in this war!

    Sure, mock all you want, but then you'll go to your beds tonight secure in the knowledge that that spider will not be cuddling up next to you nor your loved ones, thanks to the actions of this brave Protector!

  • randalator

    My only hope is that one day this moron will be loading his gun and suddenly notice a spider crawling over his temple...

  • iofo61

    Not only is this guy still alive, but he probably has like 11.73 children. They are outnumbering us!!

  • TwiZtedS

    It doesn't show it, but his car is there in one frame, then gone in the next. Does this mean he got in his car and drove it off into the parking lot while on fire?

  • James Mcelroy

    I work with these people (not these specific people, but it could be them). THEY ARE OUT THERE.

  • Zachary Zarko

    He's probably married to that woman who recently saw a spider, bailed out of a moving car and let it crash with her kid inside.

  • Ryan

    At least they will be out of cars soon.

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