We've all been guilty of small overreactions from time to time, and surely many of those were caused by spiders. If you feel embarrassed about any uncharacteristically high shrieks, or perhaps a rolling-pin shaped dent in your wall, at least there's one man in Fresno, California who can relate. After discovering a black widow spider in his parent's home, he did what any person would do: he went and grabbed a blowtorch.
The man was reportedly house-sitting for his parents when he spotted MULTIPLE spiders at large on the second floor. Apparently, in his zeal, the spider-roaster forgot that the rest of the house is pretty roast-able too. He set to work trying to burn the spiders into the next world, but things quickly got out of hand.
@NBCNews Only acceptable way to deal with spiders.— Nico (@Nico) 1540520241.0
Though no one was injured in the resulting flames, the second floor of the home suffered significant damage.
@NBCNews https://t.co/Nw3XU0pyIV— MC ⛰ (@MC ⛰) 1540520512.0
On Twitter, people took this man's actions as a lesson: you CAN go too far when killing spiders.
A man in Fresno burned down his parent's house when he tried to kill black widow spiders with a blowtorch. His jo… https://t.co/YY0xkLuirp— Alex Kaseberg (@Alex Kaseberg) 1540473515.0
@HeyTammyBruce You should use a combination of peppermint oil, water and vinegar in a $2.99 plastic spray bottle fr… https://t.co/SvlfjDOZso— Craig Corsini (@Craig Corsini) 1540468826.0
Used a blowtorch to kill spiders?🤔#Genius https://t.co/TjFNsLyUjb— Chad Dale (@Chad Dale) 1540470353.0
Headline: "Killing spiders with blowtorch led to fire" lmfao yall just step on it! Don't burn your house down hahahaha— Tru_Destini (@Tru_Destini) 1540473627.0
But let's be real...we might have done the same thing.
Couldn’t have more respect & admiration for the dude who used a blowtorch in order to kill all the black widow spid… https://t.co/9dy8Y4oBmv— Dayna Weber (@Dayna Weber) 1540470890.0
Doesn't everyone use a blowtorch to kill spiders ?? https://t.co/PCXJ2MJpGs— Jeannine Edwards (@Jeannine Edwards) 1540472608.0
I thought about using a blowtorch this summer to fight all the spiders at my house... I get it, dude. I get it. https://t.co/VIZfZzN4ko— Kayleigh Schmidt (@Kayleigh Schmidt) 1540472427.0
@CBSNews That should be common sense https://t.co/2fg6AhnXJx— Chris Malucelli (@Chris Malucelli) 1540546047.0
I know a few people who wouldn’t hesitate to use a blowtorch to kill a spider so I ain’t even really mad https://t.co/upsMz2WtQ7— Malik El-Shabazz (@Malik El-Shabazz) 1540472785.0
Reports indicate the spider was a black-widow, so his actions were actually completely justified according to the sane people of the world.
@UberFacts It was a black widow. It was necessary— jacks (@jacks) 1540531737.0
@HeyTammyBruce the spiders have been really bad this year, honest— Janine (@Janine) 1540439015.0
@CBSNews But what’s the fun if we don’t?— Teacher Fabio Emerim (@Teacher Fabio Emerim) 1540545562.0
California man who was house-sitting for his parents set their home on fire when he used a blowtorch to kill spider… https://t.co/bABQq9D3sO— ABC News (@ABC News) 1540471984.0
Of course, there's one question almost all reporting has failed to answer:
@UberFacts But did he kill the spider or not?— David A Prinz (@David A Prinz) 1540514684.0
@CBSNews Did he get it?— Trey Romero (@Trey Romero) 1540546275.0