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Man Bursts Into Flames After Accidentally Drinking Gasoline, Lighting Cigarette
AP via CBS ^ | 2/29/12 | CBS

Posted on 02/29/2012 5:46:12 AM PST by mmanager

Edited on 02/29/2012 6:03:37 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

HAVELOCK, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man is dead after police say he accidentally drank from a jar of gasoline and then smoked a cigarette.

Havelock police received a 911 call about 9:55 p.m. Monday after 43-year-old Gary Allen Banning set himself on fire. Banning was transported to UNC Burn Center in Chapel Hill, where he died early Tuesday morning.


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It's early in the year but this guy just might have the Darwin award nailed down already.
1 posted on 02/29/2012 5:46:18 AM PST by mmanager
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To: mmanager

Life in this country has become an old “B” movie.


2 posted on 02/29/2012 5:48:23 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (It's time for the DemocRAT voter base to start paying their "fair share" of taxes.)
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To: mmanager

You beat me to it!!!


3 posted on 02/29/2012 5:48:38 AM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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RIP...
(sad waste of life)

DARWIN AWARD VOTE = +1

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You can't make this stuff up...

4 posted on 02/29/2012 5:49:57 AM PST by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: mmanager

I guess his mother never told him that he should not smoke within an hour of drinking gasoline...


5 posted on 02/29/2012 5:50:40 AM PST by WayneS (Comments now include 25% more sarcasm for no additional charge...)
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The mouthwash is for drinking, the gas is for huffing, dummy.


6 posted on 02/29/2012 5:51:31 AM PST by Joe the Pimpernel (Islam is a religion of peace, and Moslems reserve the right to behead anyone who says otherwise.)
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Hillbilly - gas in a glass by the sink - bump


7 posted on 02/29/2012 5:52:32 AM PST by Delta 21 (Make your choice ! There are NO civilians.)
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At 43 it is possible that he has already had offspring and passed on his genetic material. Otherwise, yes, he’s a solid Darwin Award contender.


8 posted on 02/29/2012 5:52:42 AM PST by old3030 (I lost some time once. It's always in the last place you look.)
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I don’t know,...he was 43, I’m guessing he may already have had kids.


9 posted on 02/29/2012 5:53:00 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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Yep. Definitely has a jump on his competition.


10 posted on 02/29/2012 5:53:00 AM PST by Sudetenland (Anybody but Obama!!!!)
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Moonshine? I wouldn’t be surprised if this fella took a messy shot of shine, spilled some on his clothes and then lit one up.

I can’t imagine drinking gasoline from a jar. The smell would hit your nose and eyes before you even tipped it.

We usually don’t hear about it because moonshine is illegal. This guy probably lied to get medical attention.


11 posted on 02/29/2012 5:53:59 AM PST by varyouga
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Reminds me of another news story from a few years back about a couple of juvenile delinquents who were huffing gasoline and smoking at the same time. The depths of stupidity are infinite.


12 posted on 02/29/2012 5:54:13 AM PST by Jack of all Trades (Hold your face to the light, even though for the moment you do not see.)
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Who leaves a jar of gasoline sitting around. Probably moonshine in a jar is more believable. And if it was gasoline he would not have lit a cigarette.

The ‘friend’ made up the gasoline story.


13 posted on 02/29/2012 5:54:27 AM PST by sodpoodle ( Newt - God has tested him for a reason...... to bring America back from the brink.)
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It’s North Carolina.


14 posted on 02/29/2012 5:55:16 AM PST by TPOOH (I wish I could have been Jerry Reed.)
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"The smell would hit your nose and eyes before you even tipped it."

Unless you were already plastered...

15 posted on 02/29/2012 5:56:40 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Human torch ping!


16 posted on 02/29/2012 5:58:45 AM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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Having been a shade tree mechanic since I was about 14 years-old and, more than once, syphoned gasoline, I can state unequivocally, that it is impossible to “accidentally” swallow gasoline. Swallowing even a drop of gasoline is an experience one will not forget nor willingly repeat.


17 posted on 02/29/2012 6:04:37 AM PST by muir_redwoods (No wonder this administration favors abortion; everything they have done is an abortion)
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“Help Im Banning!”


18 posted on 02/29/2012 6:04:52 AM PST by DainBramage
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It’s North Carolina.


19 posted on 02/29/2012 6:06:10 AM PST by TPOOH (I wish I could have been Jerry Reed.)
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To: old3030

43? He probably has great-grandchildren by now.


20 posted on 02/29/2012 6:06:50 AM PST by eCSMaster (Conservative patriots, Rise up!)
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