Firefighters tackled the blaze. Image Credit: James E. Foehl / US Navy
The creative arachnophobe managed to burn his house down while trying to kill a spider with fire.
Most of us might try to remove a big spider from the house using a piece of tissue paper or a glass, but one Seattle resident this week attempted something a little more drastic by fashioning a makeshift flamethrower out of a lighter and a can of spray paint.
Firefighters were soon called out to tackle the inevitable blaze but fortunately both the man and his mother had been able to escape the house without suffering any serious injuries.
"I don’t want to encourage people to do this, but that's what he did," said Seattle Fire Department spokesman Kyle Moore. "The spider tried to get into the wall. He sprayed flames on the wall, lit the wall on fire, and that extended up to the ceiling. There are safer, more effective ways to kill a spider than using fire. Fire is not the method to use to kill a spider."
It isn't clear whether or not the offending arachnid actually managed to survived the ordeal.
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