09-17-2005, 01:40 PM #1Former Member
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Woman torches house in bid to kill spiders
This is something I would do (and gabby too)
A German woman laid waste to her family home by setting fire to it as she tried to kill spiders in a garage with a can of hairspray and a cigarette lighter.
Police in the western town of Zuelpich said that when the aerosol failed to finish them off, the 34-year-old woman tried to burn them with the lighter.
However, this set the area she had just sprayed on fire and the blaze spread to a hedge.
"It was a series of unfortunate events which led to the damage," a police spokesman said on Thursday.
"She tried to put the fire out with a garden hose, but could not," he said.
"Instead her semi-detached house next to the hedge caught fire. It's now uninhabitable."
Firefighters managed to extinguish the blaze and save the neighbouring house, which sustained broken windows and some charring.