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Police: Man burned after using lighter to check gas he siphoned

There are 62 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Oct 1, 2008, titled Police: Man burned after using lighter to check gas he siphoned. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Police in Mukwonago say a man wound up arrested and suffering from burns after he used a lighter to see as he tried to siphon gasoline from a van.

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fishing_guy

Saint Paul, MN

#1 Oct 1, 2008
You just can't make this stuff up fast enough.
oxboro

Farmington, MN

#2 Oct 1, 2008
this happened in Wisconsin???

I cant believe it

Since: Apr 08

United States

#3 Oct 1, 2008
Ron White said it best "You can't fix stupid"
betty

Eau Claire, WI

#4 Oct 1, 2008
i hope he's ok.
Jaywalking

Minneapolis, MN

#5 Oct 1, 2008
fishing_guy wrote:
You just can't make this stuff up fast enough.
I agree.
Gamer

Ankeny, IA

#7 Oct 1, 2008
Famous last words. "give me a match, I think my gas tank is empty" You wonder where jokes like that come from? Not any more.

“it takes a lot to laugh...”

Since: May 08

Location hidden

#10 Oct 1, 2008
Justice comes in strange forms. I bet he will sue the gas can company for not putting a warning label on the can, "Do not use burning flame to check gas level." Another case of get out of the gene pool!!
Chris

Dayton, MN

#11 Oct 1, 2008
One name immediately sprang to mind... DARWIN

“Relax. It's just the internet.”

Since: May 08

Minneapolis, MN

#12 Oct 1, 2008
It was a simple fix wrote:
Ron White said it best "You can't fix stupid"
Not true. This guy almost did.
Next time, I propose we give him some dynamite.

“Charity is a Personal Choice”

Since: Mar 08

Saint Paul, MN

#13 Oct 1, 2008
On behalf of all former and current Wisconsinites..."I'm Sorry"

Now, hold my beer!
RU INBRED

Saint Paul, MN

#15 Oct 1, 2008
They're smart over there!!!
Just me

Saint Paul, MN

#16 Oct 1, 2008
Nature weeding out the stupid.
RU INBRED

Saint Paul, MN

#17 Oct 1, 2008
That guy must've got manure for a brain

Since: Jul 08

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#18 Oct 1, 2008
Is "America's Dumbest Criminals" still around?
Hmm

Eden Prairie, MN

#19 Oct 1, 2008
OMG seriously.
Grizzly Adams

Saint Paul, MN

#21 Oct 1, 2008
betty wrote:
i hope he's ok.
Why?
humptydumpty

Saint Paul, MN

#22 Oct 1, 2008
serves him right!!
Reality Czech

Saint Paul, MN

#23 Oct 1, 2008
Darwinism at its very best.
Reality Czech

Saint Paul, MN

#24 Oct 1, 2008
GB Fan wrote:
On behalf of all former and current Wisconsinites..."I'm Sorry"
Now, hold my beer!
Ah yes, in EMT circles "Dude, here, hold my beer!" is apparently one of the better known last phrases whoo-hoo'd before they're called into action...
Justa Thought

Minneapolis, MN

#26 Oct 1, 2008
RU INBRED wrote:
That guy must've got manure for a brain
A couple years ago a Father in Ham Lake told his son to take the gas from one snowmobile and put it in another one. The kid had a brilliant plan....use the shop wet vac. The results were...let's just say...not pretty. Stupid has no borders.

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