Car fire cause?

Discussion in 'Hero and Jerk of the Day' started by rdprice64, Dec 8, 2009.

  1. rdprice64

    rdprice64 Still Learning

    He left his car running while he was filling up :confused: and repeatedly got in and out of his vehicle while talking on his cell phone, which investigators say cause static electricity to caused his vehicle to catch on fire :eek:
    http://www.wlky.com/news/21894591/detail.html

    Maybe he should be the Jerk of the week, not just the day! If he had not survived, he certainly would have been a contender for the 2009 Darwin awards! It should at least be a Mythbusters episode to confirm/bust that static electricity from getting in and out of you car can cause this to happen?
     
  2. JusBringIt

    JusBringIt Be Inspired

    At least he now has a huge incentive to NOT do it anymore, even though the signs on the gas pumps give specific directions to TURN OFF YOUR ENGINE. People like this generally are the reason they have instructions on pop tart boxes...
     
  3. bomber991

    bomber991 Well-Known Member

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