I bet he thought it was a good idea at the time.
SEATTLE (AP) – A man who used a can of spray paint and a lighter as a makeshift blowtorch to kill a spider in his laundry room started a blaze that caused $60,000 worth of damage, Seattle fire officials said Wednesday.
The man and his mother got out of the house, and no injuries were reported in the fire that broke out in the West Seattle home Tuesday night, said Kyle Moore, a spokesman for the Seattle Fire Department.
Moore said the man used the spray paint and lighter as “a self-made blowtorch to kill a spider in the laundry room” of a rental house. — philly.com
This is what happens in a world where nobody buys print media any more, so there’s never a magazine or newspaper handy to roll up into a weapon. And speaking of weapons, why didn’t he just exercise his god-granted 2nd Amendment rights by hauling out his automatic firearm and blowing the varmint through the wall? You know, like a real man (who’s afraid of spiders and lives with his mother).
Clearly spray paint needs to be regulated so it’s not allowed in the hands of Entirely Stupid People. It’s either that or prohibit anything with over 4 legs to cohabit with them. In fact, make it 3 legs: I wouldn’t want to endanger a dog or a hamster.
No word on the well-being of arachnid, but I imagine it’ll soon be reported…..on the web.