Man Smoking Near Gas Pump Bursts Into...

Man Smoking Near Gas Pump Bursts Into Flames

There are 30 comments on the First Coast News story from Mar 1, 2007, titled Man Smoking Near Gas Pump Bursts Into Flames. In it, First Coast News reports that:

By Michael Struening and Senta Scarborough The Arizona Republic APACHE JUNCTION, AZ -- A man smoking a cigarette burst into flames at an Apache Junction ARCO Gas Station on Wednesday, according to ARCO employee ...

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“Do clowns taste funny?”

Since: Jan 07

Mission Viejo

#1 Mar 1, 2007
God must love stupid people. He made so many of them.

“That's not Science;”

Since: Dec 06

that's a shell game!

#2 Mar 1, 2007
Connected wrote:
God must love stupid people. He made so many of them.
You're right. That article was horribly written.

People don't burst into flame... at least not under ordinary circumstances. I'm guessing it was, oh I don't know, the GASOLINE, maybe, that burst into flames.

“"drive for five in'10"”

Since: Jan 07

Your the Man!

#3 Mar 1, 2007
Damn. Wonder if it was the fumes.

“Do clowns taste funny?”

Since: Jan 07

Mission Viejo

#4 Mar 1, 2007
Yah, gee. Is that how a spark plug works!!!!
Gee

Gainesville, FL

#5 Mar 1, 2007
Smoking at a gas station, gee I wonder how the fire started.
SORRY but this person got what he deserved, LUCKILY nobody else got hurt.

Since: Feb 07

Brentwood, NY

#6 Mar 1, 2007
Smoking at a gas station is fairly high on the stupid index, but how exactly did he manage to burst into flames unless he was soaked in the stuff?

It's interesting how this vital bit was buried in the story- "The gas pumps at the station were shut down until it is determined if there was a pump failure, Cooper said." I would say there was some major malfunction involved for there to be gas present outside of the fueling mechanism or gas vapor so thick that a cigarette would cause someone to burst into flame.

Believe it or not Gasoline isn't all that easy to ignite.
Fran

AOL

#7 Mar 2, 2007
Just sounds like another dumb smoker, Ha,Ha,would have liked to see it.

Vee

“Happeeeeeee 2016!!!!!!!”

Since: Dec 06

Location hidden

#8 Mar 2, 2007
Saw this in Alfred Hitchcock's movie, The Birds. This is the remake, "Birdbrain two."

“w00t w00t!”

Since: Feb 07

St James

#9 Mar 2, 2007
You guys are horrible. Yeah, its a stupid thing to do, smoking at a gas station, but he didnt deserve to suffer like that. I know not to smoke at a gas stop, but there have been times that i started pumping, and then i realized that i was smoking. Ask any smoker, sometimes you just forget that you are smoking. Ive even lit another cigerette while i was smoking another one. My father burned to death, so people burning hits close to home. At least he didnt die, but you guys saying that he deserved it and how funny it is, get your heads checked. Do you guys jerk off to the movie Hostel or something?
Phillysmoker

Warminster, PA

#10 Mar 2, 2007
Jamie Myers wrote:
You guys are horrible. Yeah, its a stupid thing to do, smoking at a gas station, but he didnt deserve to suffer like that. I know not to smoke at a gas stop, but there have been times that i started pumping, and then i realized that i was smoking. Ask any smoker, sometimes you just forget that you are smoking. Ive even lit another cigerette while i was smoking another one. My father burned to death, so people burning hits close to home. At least he didnt die, but you guys saying that he deserved it and how funny it is, get your heads checked. Do you guys jerk off to the movie Hostel or something?
I'm real sorry about your father, and I understand why you are sensitive to this subject, but dude, how could you forget that you were smoking when you pumped gas? I mean, c'mon. That's like forgetting to put on a parachute before jumping out of a plane. I'm not saying this guy deserved what he got, but the universe has a funny way of correcting itself, and like I said, there are way too many people in this world who drain resources, and give nothing back. If you want to see more of what I'm talking about, just Google "Darwin Awards". Survival of the fittest.....and smartest.
Gomer

Lyndonville, NY

#11 Mar 2, 2007
So is he a SHELL of his former self?
hot sally

AOL

#12 Mar 2, 2007
Gomer wrote:
So is he a SHELL of his former self?
CLASIC,Got to love it!! Ha,!Ha,!Ha!

Vee

“Happeeeeeee 2016!!!!!!!”

Since: Dec 06

Location hidden

#13 Mar 2, 2007
Gomer wrote:
So is he a SHELL of his former self?
(I dont think he went to shell. More like GATE, where it was opened much sooner then he wanted it to be. Mrs Kravitz pumps hers at TEX A HO.

“Towards Spring”

Since: Dec 06

Location hidden

#14 Mar 2, 2007
Gomer wrote:
So is he a SHELL of his former self?
Your reply is sooooo witty>(1)

Yet to laugh here would be very insensitive!(2)

= FRUSTRATION!

“I see you! ”

Since: Apr 06

Kansas City, Missouri

#15 Mar 2, 2007
Man burst into flames while smoking at gas pump!!
Hmmmmmmmm.... all I can say is.... DUH!!!!!!! lol
johnny y_

United States

#16 Mar 4, 2007
It was suicide. The man had no car, paid $5 in gas and lit himself up.
People

Gainesville, FL

#18 Mar 5, 2007
Jamie Myers wrote:
You guys are horrible. Yeah, its a stupid thing to do, smoking at a gas station, but he didnt deserve to suffer like that. I know not to smoke at a gas stop, but there have been times that i started pumping, and then i realized that i was smoking. Ask any smoker, sometimes you just forget that you are smoking. Ive even lit another cigerette while i was smoking another one. My father burned to death, so people burning hits close to home. At least he didnt die, but you guys saying that he deserved it and how funny it is, get your heads checked. Do you guys jerk off to the movie Hostel or something?
You FORGOT you were SMOKING and at a GAS STATION!?
If you are forgetting that you are smoking one and lighting another you really need to get checked out, there is definitely something wrong upstairs. This guy did this to HIMSELF, so he does deserve it LUCKILY he did not hurt or even kill other people due to his stupidity.
I smoked for over 25 years and have never forgot I was smoking one and NEVER smoked at a gas staion. And just in case you didn't know, not only is it extremely unsafe to yourself and others to smoke at a gas station it is illegal. READ the signs posted at the pumps, they are not there to entertain you while you pump your gas, they are there to try and keep you and he innocent other people around you safe.

Since: Feb 07

Brentwood, NY

#19 Mar 5, 2007
People wrote:
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You FORGOT you were SMOKING and at a GAS STATION!?
People forget things associated with habits all the time, I don't know why you are acting so incredulous about it and saying they deserve to be burned alive.

It's exceptionally rare for even an open flame to set off a fire at a gas station unless the station is operating faulty equipment and in that case a simple spark could cause an inferno.
Chuck

Paradise, CA

#21 Sep 9, 2010
No, damn all that, however unlikly it is to ignite gas with a cigerette it is too likely. This guy was a moron. did he deserve what he got? yes did he deserve to die? no but now he has more than a few good scars to remind him.
Further more if you forget that your smoking and you not drunk then you have serious short term memory probles and if he WAS drunk he shouldn't have been driving in the first place.
I work at an ARCO and I have to deal with idiots like that evry day I'm glad he didn't die but I'm also glad that one of these dumbasses finally got their just desserts maybe he and others like him will learn from this experience
Debi

Mesa, AZ

#22 Jan 17, 2017
To all with the empathy comments. The person who did that was committing suicide and that was my father in law. And he didn't make it and died a couple of days later. With the idiotic people just don't assume anything. Put yourself in my shoes because it could have been your family member.

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