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Man attempts to kill spider, sets gas pump on fire

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DETROIT (CBS) -

Plenty of people are afraid of spiders, but not everyone does this.

A Michigan man pumping gas attempts to kill one of the eight-legged creatures; and ends up setting the entire pump on fire.

It happened last week at a Mobile gas station at Vandyke and 10 mile in Centerline in Macomb County.

That’s when the man says he spotted a spider on his gas tank. Because he’s deathly afraid of the critters, he pulled out his lighter and decided to burn it.

Well, you know what happened next.

While a gas station attendant hit the automatic stop button on the pump, and called police, the tank went up in flames.

The driver grabbed a nearby extinguisher and put it out before firefighters arrived.

Local media reports that the man’s car was barely damaged. 

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