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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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To: The_Victor; RockinRight; Tatze; Shyla; Jersey Republican Biker Chick

Flaming idiot ping!


21 posted on 02/29/2012 6:09:20 AM PST by nuke rocketeer (File CONGRESS.SYS corrupted: Re-boot Washington D.C (Y/N)?)
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To: Delta 21
"Hillbilly - gas in a glass by the sink - bump"

What else do you soak dentures in? ;-)

22 posted on 02/29/2012 6:11:05 AM PST by Average Al (Forbidden fruit leads to many jams.)
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To: martin_fierro; Tijeras_Slim

North Cackalacky news. I’m just so proud of my home state at times.


23 posted on 02/29/2012 6:15:36 AM PST by Constitution Day
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To: Average Al

Yeah, but do you drink the soup after the soak?

You kuntry folk are tuffer ‘n me!


24 posted on 02/29/2012 6:16:17 AM PST by Delta 21 (Make your choice ! There are NO civilians.)
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To: nuke rocketeer
accidentally drank from a jar of gasoline and then smoked a cigarette.

Cripes!, what did this guy normally drink if he can't tell the difference between it and gasoline?

25 posted on 02/29/2012 6:18:26 AM PST by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: Joe 6-pack
Ya gots ta be careful after ya take a sip outta the proofin' barrel. Dulls the senses just a mite.

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26 posted on 02/29/2012 6:19:47 AM PST by Delta 21 (Make your choice ! There are NO civilians.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Life in this country has become an old “B” movie.

I'm thinking more along the lines of The Three Stooges.

27 posted on 02/29/2012 6:21:27 AM PST by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: mmanager

Somehow I find it hard to believe he drank gasoline....

I know....call me a skeptic......


28 posted on 02/29/2012 6:23:13 AM PST by Popman (America is squandering its wealth on riotous living, war, and welfare.)
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To: Popman
Somehow I find it hard to believe he drank gasoline....

I know....call me a skeptic......


Perhaps he had already had a LOT of other stuff to drink before that and was no longer in the proper state of mind to safely ascertain the nature of his final libation.
29 posted on 02/29/2012 6:28:57 AM PST by aruanan
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To: mmanager
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30 posted on 02/29/2012 6:29:06 AM PST by baddog 219
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To: mmanager
At a get-together with my in-laws awhile back, some of the good old boys were passing "something" back and forth in a jar.

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. :-)

31 posted on 02/29/2012 6:32:45 AM PST by wbill
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To: mmanager

Who do you call in a case like this .... the ambulance or the fire department ?


32 posted on 02/29/2012 6:33:04 AM PST by layman (Card Carrying Infidel)
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To: mmanager

New Surgeon General Warning Label: Smoking cigarettes after drinking gasoline may be hazardous to your health.


33 posted on 02/29/2012 6:35:07 AM PST by smith5460
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To: Delta 21

jes cleaning that carburetor and rinsing it off ya know...them jets n float pans r hard to get to...


34 posted on 02/29/2012 6:36:03 AM PST by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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To: mmanager

See, smoking is dangerous


35 posted on 02/29/2012 6:38:30 AM PST by School of Rational Thought
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To: mmanager

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.


36 posted on 02/29/2012 6:40:46 AM PST by darth
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To: varyouga

I think you nailed it.


37 posted on 02/29/2012 6:45:45 AM PST by Venturer
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To: varyouga
He lied to get medical attention?

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.

38 posted on 02/29/2012 6:49:37 AM PST by Ditter
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To: mmanager

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.

39 posted on 02/29/2012 6:52:08 AM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: mmanager
People! People! Always mark your jars clearly. G is for gasoline. M is for moonshine.
40 posted on 02/29/2012 6:57:47 AM PST by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine.)
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