Video: Man sets fire to gas pump trying to kill spider

Video: Man sets fire to gas pump trying to kill spider

CENTER LINE, MI (WVUE) - A man tried to kill a spider with a lighter at a Michigan gas station, sparking a blaze that quickly engulfed the gas pump.

WJBK-TV in Detroit reports that the man tried to kill the bug with a lighter at a Center Line gas station.

He admitted that he was "deathly afraid" of spiders and sparked the lighter to scare it away, WJBK reports.

Fire quickly spread from the car to the pump. The man was able to escape without injury. The fire was allegedly contained to one pump and the man was able to extinguish the blaze before firefighters could arrive.

The accident is expected to be covered by the gas station's insurance, WJBK reports.

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