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Police: Man Tries to Burn Self and Store, But No One Gives Him a Lighter
The Gainesville Sun ^ | Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Posted on 06/16/2012 9:30:47 PM PDT by nickcarraway

A former employee of a High Springs gas station returned Monday night, poured gasoline on himself and his car, and tried to set both on fire, authorities said.

No one would give the man a lighter, however, and he was unable to ignite the spilled fuel.

A High Springs Police Department report gave the following account: Kalpeshkumar Patel, 40, of High Springs, pulled into the High Springs Chevron gas station and convenience store at 7820 SW 50th Road around 9:20 p.m.

Using a gas pump, he then poured gasoline on himself and the car and tried unsuccessfully to get a lighter from customers.

The owner of the store told police Patel had left him several threatening phone messages, including the threat that he would burn his car in order to destroy the store.

Patel was arrested on charges of aggravated assault and attempted arson of a structure. He was being held without bond at the Alachua County jail.


TOPICS: Local News; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: arson; florida; floriduh

1 posted on 06/16/2012 9:31:00 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

EPIC FAIL.


2 posted on 06/16/2012 9:33:51 PM PDT by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: nickcarraway
Slick. You think he actually believed someone would give him a lighter?

Liberal-level slick.

3 posted on 06/16/2012 9:34:45 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: nickcarraway
This is difficult. I have a disposable lighter that I might have given him. Not my Zippo... maybe the disposable.

/johnny

4 posted on 06/16/2012 9:35:34 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: nickcarraway

I’d give him a B- for effort, but an F for planning as well as execution.


5 posted on 06/16/2012 9:36:15 PM PDT by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: SIDENET
True. How hard is it to take a lighter with you?

"Honey, I'm going to get gas, soak everything with gasoline and set it on fire".

What is the wife supposed to say? "Take a lighter!"

/johnny

6 posted on 06/16/2012 9:42:59 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Perhaps he had matches but they got wet.


7 posted on 06/16/2012 9:44:37 PM PDT by mkmensinger
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To: nickcarraway

He forgot about the cigarette lighter that most cars have.


8 posted on 06/16/2012 9:46:20 PM PDT by aviator (Armored Pest Control)
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To: nickcarraway

sounds as bright as my X


9 posted on 06/16/2012 9:47:03 PM PDT by barbarianbabs
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To: barbarianbabs

Thank God no one helped him destroy.


11 posted on 06/16/2012 9:51:33 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: nickcarraway

If he can afford to waste all that gas at these prices, he can buy his own damned lighter.


12 posted on 06/16/2012 9:53:34 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy Saints surrounded)
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To: nickcarraway
This guy gets the Al Bundy 'Why Me' Award for having luck so bad it doesn't even qualify as 'FAIL'...........

"As democracy is perfected, the office represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. We move toward a lofty ideal. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their hearts desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron."

--H.L. Mencken, The Baltimore Evening Sun, July 26, 1920


13 posted on 06/16/2012 9:53:43 PM PDT by Viking2002
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To: SIDENET

Dont you hate when that happens......


14 posted on 06/16/2012 10:00:47 PM PDT by njslim (St)
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To: nickcarraway

It must be rough, coming to America just before it becomes a third world country. Have fun. Enjoy the slide.


15 posted on 06/16/2012 10:14:27 PM PDT by familyop ("Wanna cigarette? You're never too young to start." --Deacon, "Waterworld")
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To: nickcarraway
So, he's an ex employee? Was he fired ?
16 posted on 06/16/2012 10:29:44 PM PDT by paudio (Why do people want to rehire a mechanic who clearly only made your car worse than before?)
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To: nickcarraway

Darwin award wannabe.


17 posted on 06/16/2012 11:06:47 PM PDT by eclecticEel (Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: 7/4/1776 - 3/21/2010)
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To: nickcarraway

“Aaaaagh! Why won’t anyone give me a lighter?”

“’Cause you’re freakin’ crazy, man.”


18 posted on 06/16/2012 11:34:50 PM PDT by Hetty_Fauxvert ( "Be Breitbart, baby!")
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To: SIDENET
EPIC FAIL.

Yeah no kidding. Poor dude can't even get himself a Darwin on purpose because he forgets his lighter.

Now that's a loser.

19 posted on 06/17/2012 2:41:28 AM PDT by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: nickcarraway

What a maroon.


20 posted on 06/17/2012 4:00:32 AM PDT by Conservative4Ever (The Obamas = rude, crude and socially unacceptable)
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To: nickcarraway

shucks I would have went into the store and bought him a lighter. that would have been a hoot.

Blessings, Bobo


21 posted on 06/17/2012 4:16:11 AM PDT by bobo1
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To: eclecticEel

Betcha he’s got an allover skin rash now! As a former pump jockey I know if you spill gasoline on yourself, wash it off el muy quicko before the itching starts.

Junior Darwin nomination IMO. No fatalties here.


22 posted on 06/17/2012 4:37:41 AM PDT by elcid1970 (Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind. Deus vult!")
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To: nickcarraway

Yeah, sure buddy, I’ll give you a lighter.

I just gotta make a quick phone call first.


23 posted on 06/17/2012 5:30:12 AM PDT by jocon307
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To: nickcarraway

I’d have given him a couple of sticks and told him to rub them together.


24 posted on 06/17/2012 5:33:13 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Worst. President. Ever.)
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To: aviator

You are living in the past as most newer vehicles no longer have lighters. It is now a requested option not a standard feature as in days of yore. The last time I bought a vehicle it was called a smokers package and included the lighter and ashtrays.


25 posted on 06/17/2012 6:08:49 AM PDT by xp38
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To: nickcarraway

Good thing he was too stupid to realize that starting the car engine would have gotten the results he wanted.


26 posted on 06/17/2012 6:27:18 AM PDT by Morgana (I only come here to see what happens next. It normally does.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Since so many people have stop[ed smoking, finding a lighter or match is a lot harder than a few years ago.


27 posted on 06/17/2012 7:31:51 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: elcid1970

When it first comes out of the pump it smells fairly good. As it dries, though, it just stinks like hell. Once I had a gas can spring a leak in the back of my vehicle. Fortunately there was no fire or other disaster, but I had to spend several days airing the stink out with the hatch back open in the garage and a fan constantly blowing into the back of the vehicle.


28 posted on 06/17/2012 7:38:35 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: nickcarraway

When attending a self immolation always bring a bic.


29 posted on 06/17/2012 8:12:29 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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