"An incendiary idea to kill six-legged invaders resulted in a lot of smoke and the evacuation of several apartments on North Tower Avenue Monday morning.
A resident was reportedly trying to kill cockroaches by using aerosol bug spray and a lighter to create a homemade flamethrower, according to the Centralia Police Department."
When I was a young man I lived in some rough areas, one time I lived in a cockroach infested apartment building that was right across the street from a whorehouse. The disgusting cockroaches disturbed me a hell of a lot more than the emaciated crackhead whores.
I soon discovered that cockroaches are impossible to kill; I can understand someone taking the desperate measure of creating a makeshift flamethrower to kill them.
The hapless apartment dweller destroyed his apartment, but I bet the cockroaches survived the inferno.
Moral of this story: If you discover cockroaches in your home the only solution is to move or kill yourself.