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Hot Clicks: Motorist sets lighter to spider at gas station, burns pump

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CENTER LINE, Mich. (AP) - A man with an apparent case of arachnophobia caused a fire at a suburban Detroit gas pump by putting a lighter to what he says was a spider near his fuel door.
    
WJBK-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1Fqtbo5 ) Saturday that he escaped injury and his vehicle suffered little damage, but the gas pump was destroyed. A clerk shut off the pump from indoors and called the fire department.
    
The motorist can be heard on the surveillance video at the Center Line station asking: "Is that a spider in there?" The video then shows flames erupting along the car's side, the pump and the pavement.
    
The man darts to safety and later uses a fire extinguisher to put out the flames. A spider is not seen.
    
The clerk says he apologized the next day.

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