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A man in Detroit seems to have taken his fear of spiders too far.

While filling up his car at a gas station in Detroit, the unidentified man noticed a spider and took out his lighter to kill it. Bad move. Before he knew it, the whole pump was ablaze. *face palm*

An employee named Susan Adams hit the gas automatic stop button and called the fire department, but the man put out the flames with a fire extinguisher before firefighters arrived. Luckily, no one was hurt, so it’s OK to laugh at the foolery.

Surprisingly, the same man returned the next day to fill up again – clearly not phased by his potentially disastrous incident the day before.

Adams told Fox 2:

“He was sorry,” Adams said. “He was sorry, he said he didn’t know. It is just one of those things that happen—stupidity.”

Watch it all unfold in the video up top.


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