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Published:October 2nd, 2008 08:33 EST
Fool Uses Lighter To Siphon Gas and Gets Burned

Fool Uses Lighter To Siphon Gas and Gets Burned

By Robert Paul Reyes

"Police said a man was arrested after he used a cigarette lighter while trying to siphon gasoline from a van. The man, who was visiting friends, went to drive home early Saturday but realized that he didn`t have enough gas in his SUV.

Police said the man tried to siphon the gas with help from another woman, but he couldn`t see how much gas was in the container, so he used the lighter to check."

Associated Press

This fool is in so poor he risks arrest to siphon gas, yet he`s driving a gas-guzzling SUV. It always amazes me when I see a Cadillac Escalade or a Lexus parked in front of a dilapidated house, some folks don`t have their priorities in order.

This guy was able to convince a woman to help him; regardless how foolish a criminal endeavor may be, bad guys never seem to have a problem getting fools to help them.

The dude wasn`t operating with a full deck of cards, it`s not the gas but the invisible fumes that will quickly ignite. Using a lighter to check how much gas is in a container is like challenging Mike Tyson to a fight armed only with a toothpick.

The cops should charge this guy with stupidity and throw him in jail.