Man Burns Down Apartment Attempting To Kill A Spider

January 10, 2018

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Our fear of spider and snakes may be embedded in our DNA, which could explain why a California man set fire to his apartment in an attempt to rid it of an eight-legged critter!  Apparently a man encountered a huge wolf spider last weekend in his home and reached for a torch lighter to kill it.  The spider became spooked and crawled under the man's bed.  It was then the torch lighter ignited the mattress and although the fire on mattress was quickly put out, fire had spread to the window drapes.  Firefighters say the fire caused about $11,000 in damages and the man and his roommate are now homeless.  The fate of the spider is unknown.


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