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Published:November 8th, 2008 10:43 EST
Fool Cleaning With Blowtorch Sets House On Fire

Fool Cleaning With Blowtorch Sets House On Fire

By Robert Paul Reyes

Blowtorches are excellent for soldering or melting roof tar, but you would be ill-advised to use one for burning cobwebs in your gutters.

"Would-be cleaners take note: A blowtorch is not a good substitute for a broom. Coweta County authorities said Galen Winchell set fire to his west Georgia home Wednesday as he cleaned cobwebs from exterior eaves with a blowtorch. Winchell noticed the blaze when he saw smoke pouring from the attic."

The Associated Press (AP)

The AP article doesn`t mention anything about Winchell being drunk or high, and that`s scary. Alcohol can make a man do many crazy things, but apparently this joker can`t use the excuse that he was inebriated.

Winchell must have cobwebs in his head, because it doesn`t look like he uses his brain. I just hope he doesn`t try to clear the cobwebs from his head by drinking Pine Sol.