A man at a gas station in Center Line, Michigan, was caught between a rock and a hard place when he was filling up his car and saw a spider on the fuel door. Armed with nothing more than a lighter and his own wits, he had two options: fight or flight. He chose to fight.
Sure, the man could have swatted the spider away with his hand or gotten a paper towel from the dispenser right on the brick pillar next to him, but when you have a crippling case of arachnophobia like this gentleman apparently does, you have to act fast.
Thankfully, only one pump was damaged in the fire. The man returned to the station the next day and apologized. "He was sorry," Adams said. "He said he didn't know. It is just one of those things that happen — stupidity."