A man in Detroit, Michigan nearly burnt down a gas station last week while trying to kill a spider.
Footage recorded at a Center Line gas station shows the man filling his car … and then whipping out his lighter after he spotted the 8-legged creature. He however, ends up running for his life after the lighter set the whole pump on fire.
According to Fox 2 Detroit, station employee Susan Adams shut the main automatic gas button and called firefighters … but before they arrived, the man had already put out the flames with a fire extinguisher.
The next day, the apologetic man returned to fill up again, saying that his morbid fear of spiders made him lose his sense of reason.
‘He was sorry, he said he didn’t know. It is just one of those things that happen—stupidity,’ Adams said.
Watch the video below.