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Woman 'Burns Down House' trying to kill Spider
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Posted on 06/29/2014 5:58:06 PM PDT by nickcarraway

A WOMAN has been arrested after burning down part of her home in an attempt to kill a spider, police say.

Ginny Griffith, 34, used a cigarette lighter to set fire to some towels after seeing the arachnid in her bathroom.

But as the blaze spread, five fire trucks were called to her apartment in Hutchinson, Kansas, US at around 1.36am (local time) on Friday morning to put out the inferno.

Firefighters were able to bring the fire under control within a matter of minutes.

Deputy Fire Chief Doug Hanen said in a statement that firefighters had found smoke coming from smouldering clothes just inside the doorway as they entered.

He confirmed the team had also found multiple other points where the fire may have been started.

Police said the woman confessed to lighting the towels with her cigarette lighter.

As a result of the fire, Griffith was arrested and charged with aggravated arson because she owns a shared home.

It is not know what happened to the spider.


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: arson; ginnygriffith; kansas; napl; oops; spider
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1 posted on 06/29/2014 5:58:06 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Did the spider survive?


2 posted on 06/29/2014 5:59:30 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Slings and Arrows; Salamander; Vendome

I have to destroy this house to save it.


3 posted on 06/29/2014 6:00:24 PM PDT by nickcarraway (hich)
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To: Larry Lucido
It is not know what happened to the spider.

Never mind. Didn't read the article lol!

4 posted on 06/29/2014 6:00:26 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Larry Lucido

Check last paragraph.


5 posted on 06/29/2014 6:00:45 PM PDT by nickcarraway (hich)
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To: Larry Lucido; nickcarraway

6 posted on 06/29/2014 6:03:41 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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To: nickcarraway
No need to emphasize the word woman, or even to mention it, really. We all knew.
7 posted on 06/29/2014 6:04:14 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Conservatism is the political disposition of grown-ups.)
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To: nickcarraway

I sent it to my daughters. Told them to call Orkin before doing this.


8 posted on 06/29/2014 6:05:14 PM PDT by bobo1 (progressives=commies/fascists)
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To: nickcarraway
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9 posted on 06/29/2014 6:05:38 PM PDT by BykrBayb (Wagglebee, welcome home we missed you! ~ Þ)
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To: nickcarraway

When I read the title, I thought it was going to be another bug bomb meets pilot light story. It would never occur to me to set towels on fire to kill a spider. I wonder how she would go about getting rid of a large cockroach?


10 posted on 06/29/2014 6:06:14 PM PDT by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Oh, Nevermind.
;)


11 posted on 06/29/2014 6:06:33 PM PDT by BykrBayb (Wagglebee, welcome home we missed you! ~ Þ)
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To: BykrBayb

Funny.


12 posted on 06/29/2014 6:06:42 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

“Woman ‘Burns Down House’”
_____________________________________________
That is quite an exaggeration, but typical of today’s media.


13 posted on 06/29/2014 6:07:31 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: nickcarraway

Not seeing an issue here. If one less spider crawls the earth, it was worth it.


14 posted on 06/29/2014 6:08:50 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: nickcarraway

15 posted on 06/29/2014 6:10:33 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Uninstall Fascist Firefox. Get Pale Moon.)
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To: nickcarraway
to put out the inferno.

Firefighters were able to bring the fire under control within a matter of minutes.

Doesn't sound like much of an "inferno".

16 posted on 06/29/2014 6:11:41 PM PDT by ConservingFreedom (A goverrnment strong enough to impose your standards is strong enough to ban them.)
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To: nickcarraway

Gives the phrase “kill it with fire” a whole new meaning.


17 posted on 06/29/2014 6:12:23 PM PDT by wastedyears (I'm a pessimist, I say plenty of negative things. Consider it a warning of sorts.)
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To: RandallFlagg

18 posted on 06/29/2014 6:12:29 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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To: Larry Lucido
Did the spider survive?

She swallowed the spider, which wiggled and jiggled and tickled inside her.

19 posted on 06/29/2014 6:12:48 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: nickcarraway

Dang, dontcha hate it when charged with arson but you don’t know if you got the spider?


20 posted on 06/29/2014 6:14:24 PM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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To: Ken H

Forgot the ‘Ear Worm’ alert!


21 posted on 06/29/2014 6:14:29 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: nickcarraway

I have heard it is bad luck to kill a spider.


22 posted on 06/29/2014 6:15:18 PM PDT by HandyDandy (Started out with Burgundy but soon hit the harder stuff....)
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To: wastedyears

23 posted on 06/29/2014 6:17:09 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis; nickcarraway; Larry Lucido; Salamander


24 posted on 06/29/2014 6:17:33 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: HandyDandy

Definitely bad luck for the spider.


25 posted on 06/29/2014 6:17:36 PM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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To: Jeff Chandler

So you think this is something only women would do? I know a full grown man a big old burly guy whose response to any spider would be —

Nuke it from orbit, it’s the only way to be sure.


26 posted on 06/29/2014 6:18:13 PM PDT by Waryone
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To: nickcarraway; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
It is not know what happened to the spider.

So much for "journalism."


27 posted on 06/29/2014 6:18:23 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.s)
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To: BykrBayb

28 posted on 06/29/2014 6:18:33 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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To: Moonman62

You and my friend think alike!


29 posted on 06/29/2014 6:19:17 PM PDT by Waryone
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To: VanShuyten; Salamander; Vendome
I wonder how she would go about getting rid of a large cockroach?


30 posted on 06/29/2014 6:20:44 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.s)
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To: Ken H

Little miss muffet sat on a tuffet eating her curds and whey
When along came a spider who sat down beside her and said
What’s in the bowl bitch?

Sorry that’s just the way
I heard it.


31 posted on 06/29/2014 6:21:30 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Norm Lenhart
Not seeing an issue here. If one less spider crawls the earth, it was worth it.

Come on guy, with the exception of poisonous spiders, which generally only bite you if you bother them, spiders do God's work by killing pests.

3 Ways Spiders Help Indoors

1. Spiders eat pests. Spiders feed on common indoor pests, such as roaches, earwigs, mosquitoes, flies and clothes moths. If left alone, spiders will consume most of the insects in your home, providing effective home pest control.

2. Spiders kill other spiders. When spiders come into contact with one another, a gladiator-like competition frequently unfolds – and the winner eats the loser. If your basement hosts common long-legged cellar spiders, this is why the population occasionally shifts from numerous smaller spiders to fewer, larger spiders. That long-legged cellar spider, by the way, is known to kill black widow spiders, making it a powerful ally.

3. Spiders help curtail disease spread. Spiders feast on many household pests that can transmit disease to humans –mosquitoes, fleas, flies, cockroaches and a host of other disease-carrying critters.

32 posted on 06/29/2014 6:21:36 PM PDT by vbmoneyspender
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To: Slings and Arrows

I’m just guessing here, but it’s probably safe to say this woman is not related to the one on the earlier thread who had 100,000 pet roaches, eh?


33 posted on 06/29/2014 6:21:58 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: shibumi

That’s the smart money, ayep.


34 posted on 06/29/2014 6:22:31 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.s)
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To: vbmoneyspender

Then you can keep them at your house.


35 posted on 06/29/2014 6:24:20 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

I don’t think that’s overkill.


36 posted on 06/29/2014 6:24:22 PM PDT by BykrBayb (Wagglebee, welcome home we missed you! ~ Þ)
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To: nickcarraway



"Nuke it from orbit....it's the only way to be sure..."


37 posted on 06/29/2014 6:27:59 PM PDT by rottndog ('Live Free Or Die' Ain't just words on a bumber sticker...or a tagline.)
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To: nickcarraway
I have to destroy this house the USA to save it.
38 posted on 06/29/2014 6:28:36 PM PDT by LucyT (zer0 is draining & overloading the system, in order to get the political change he wants.)
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To: vbmoneyspender

I know from experience. You just cannot tell people who are afraid of spiders that they are necessary creatures. They don’t hear a word you say. Spider consumes their mind until they are convinced the spider is gone and not just gone away, but completely annihilated.

Arachnophobia is a bad phobias. Like the fear of snakes, it makes people run into trees. But some of the sufferers still love watching those ridiculous Syfy original spider movies.


39 posted on 06/29/2014 6:29:47 PM PDT by Waryone
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To: Slings and Arrows

I am disappoint.


40 posted on 06/29/2014 6:30:06 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: nickcarraway

%%
The itsy-bitsy spider
Climbed up the water spout
House up in flames
To smoke the spider out.
When out came the sun
Alas, ‘twas all in vain-
For the itsy-bitsy spider
Climbed up the spout again...
%%


41 posted on 06/29/2014 6:30:14 PM PDT by mikrofon (W/E Bump)
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To: Moonman62
Did you not learn the lesson from 'Them'?

Nuke 'em and we'll have the sequel - 'Them Spiders'.

42 posted on 06/29/2014 6:31:01 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: bobo1

Spraying a spider with hair spray will slow it down until you can smash it with your shoe.


43 posted on 06/29/2014 6:31:39 PM PDT by LucyT (zer0 is draining & overloading the system, in order to get the political change he wants.)
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To: Waryone

Spiders like me. If there are fifty people in the room, and fifty spiders, all fifty spiders will bite me, and no one else. I don’t know why. I don’t care why. Just kill them.


44 posted on 06/29/2014 6:33:11 PM PDT by BykrBayb (Wagglebee, welcome home we missed you! ~ Þ)
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To: Waryone

My wife and daughter want me to kill them when they find them but I just pick them up and put them outside. It drives my wife crazy that I do that.


45 posted on 06/29/2014 6:33:38 PM PDT by vbmoneyspender
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To: Waryone
I know a full grown man a big old burly guy whose response to any spider would be —

The measure of a generalization is not whether it is always true, but if it is generally true.

46 posted on 06/29/2014 6:35:51 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Conservatism is the political disposition of grown-ups.)
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To: vbmoneyspender

Ya I do the same. I like spiders. Except the poisonous ones of course. I always take them outside too.


47 posted on 06/29/2014 6:36:26 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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To: rottndog
And after the dust from the nuke has settled, something small appears to be moving in the rubble:

"Hi there!"

48 posted on 06/29/2014 6:38:12 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
Same with me on the poisonous ones - more carefully though.

Don't get me wrong. I'm not averse to extincting creatures like mosquitoes and fleas - but that's because they only have one function which is to pass diseases on from animal to animal and human to human.

49 posted on 06/29/2014 6:40:25 PM PDT by vbmoneyspender
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To: Norm Lenhart
These are daddy-long-legs, but I would still freak if I saw this:

What about you?

50 posted on 06/29/2014 6:40:54 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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