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Posted: 9/1/2005 9:28:27 PM EDT
Not gonna say a word about anyone here... wouldn't be prudent.


German woman torches house trying to kill spiders

Thu Sep 1,12:40 PM ET

BERLIN (Reuters) - A German woman laid waste to her family home by setting fire to it as she tried to kill spiders in a garage with a can of hairspray and a cigarette lighter.

Police in the western town of Zuelpich said that when the aerosol failed to finish them off, the 34-year-old woman tried to burn them with the lighter. However, this set the area she had just sprayed on fire and the blaze spread to a hedge.

"It was a series of unfortunate events which led to the damage," a police spokesman said on Thursday.

"She tried to put the fire out with a garden hose, but couldn't. Instead her semi-detached house next to the hedge caught fire. It's now uninhabitable."

Fire-fighters managed to extinguish the blaze and save the neighbouring house, which sustained broken windows and some charring. The spokesman estimated the total cost of the damage at well over 100,000 euros (68,000 pounds). No one was hurt.

"The family have had to look for somewhere else to stay," he said. "The spiders are gone though -- that problem was solved."
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 9:50:33 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/1/2005 9:51:21 PM EDT by Vulcan94]
Well, at least she killed the spiders.

Link Posted: 9/1/2005 9:57:26 PM EDT
So she is the first one who actually "Nuked from orbit"!
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 10:00:59 PM EDT
reminds me of that movie "arachnaphobia".
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 10:01:25 PM EDT
This would make a good "Germany or Florida" on love line.
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 10:03:16 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/1/2005 10:04:41 PM EDT by Andreuha]
Anyone know if insurance covers that? just in case, I've got ants in my yard and a flamethrower
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 10:03:53 PM EDT
Somehow, I can see DrFridge doing something like that.
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 10:04:31 PM EDT
Ive been tempted to do that 0nce or twice
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 10:05:27 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 10:05:54 PM EDT
bad drugs will do that to you
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 10:07:27 PM EDT
I bet it worked though!
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 10:24:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 556A2:
Somehow, I can see DrFridge doing something like that.

I guess she's his cousin.

Link Posted: 9/1/2005 10:26:12 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 10:28:47 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/1/2005 10:37:29 PM EDT by thebeekeeper1]
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 10:29:10 PM EDT
I dont blame her one bit
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 10:30:35 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/1/2005 10:33:06 PM EDT by mobius]
maybe she got the idea from the war in viet nam..........we had to destroy the village, in order to save it.

in any case she sure saved the house from those nasty spiders
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 11:11:07 PM EDT
I burnt a hole in my bedroom carpet by putting a spotlight on a spier and leaving it on for 5 minutes. Spider was cooked but so was my carpet. Im just glad I didnt go off and leave it.
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