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