Skip to comments.Man Bursts Into Flames After Accidentally Drinking Gasoline, Lighting Cigarette
Posted on 02/29/2012 5:46:12 AM PST by mmanagerEdited 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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Flaming idiot ping!
What else do you soak dentures in? ;-)
North Cackalacky news. I’m just so proud of my home state at times.
Yeah, but do you drink the soup after the soak?
You kuntry folk are tuffer ‘n me!
Cripes!, what did this guy normally drink if he can't tell the difference between it and gasoline?
I'm thinking more along the lines of The Three Stooges.
Somehow I find it hard to believe he drank gasoline....
I know....call me a skeptic......
I bumbled in and said "No smoking while you're drinking! Ha! Ha! Ha.....ha....ha...."
"Well, yeah.", was the deadpan response. "Damn Yankee", was unstated. It was a good lesson, better to be thought a fool than open my mouth and loudly announce it. :-)
Who do you call in a case like this .... the ambulance or the fire department ?
New Surgeon General Warning Label: Smoking cigarettes after drinking gasoline may be hazardous to your health.
jes cleaning that carburetor and rinsing it off ya know...them jets n float pans r hard to get to...
See, smoking is dangerous
Had a private in my company in the Army in 1976 who was an inhalant abuser. If he could not afford drugs he would drink shoe dye or whatever.
He had been medical-boarded out of the Army twice. Each time he went to the nearest recruiter and enlisted for the infantry signing bonus which he promptly spent on drugs. After a few days in Basic Training, they would realize that he had serious brain damage, and it would take the Army 6 months or so to board him out again. All this time he spent Uncle Sam’s paycheck on drugs.
One day a guy came into my office yelling, “CAPTAIN, STUSSEY’S DRINKING REGULAR GASOLINE AND GOIN’ CRAZY”.
He indeed had been sipping leaded gasoline out of a Coke can. He had defecated and smeared feces all over his body and the walls of the barracks.
We put him in the Psych Ward. On the day he finally was discharged from the Army I had an ambulance ready to take him to the State Mental Hospital for the Criminally Insane.
So I saved the taxpayers some money and put a stop to that re-enlistment do-loop.
That brings me back to my idea that we should have a Hospice for drug/alcohol addicts who don’t want rehab. Give ‘em a cot, some food, and all the drugs they want until they croak.
Today we force Grandma into a hospice where we pump her full of morphine until she’s gone. She paid into Medicare her whole life. Yet when some worthless druggie shows up with an overdose, we spend gobs of public money to save his life.
This state of affairs makes no sense.
I think you nailed it.
Not that last time, his mouth throat and whole face had to be on fire after lighting his last ciggie. I don't think he ASKED for anything.
You are supposed to exhale when you do this . . . and avoid clothing that might burn.
Unless you have a cosmic ray induced immunity to fire.
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