When it comes to killing spiders, desperate times call for desperate measures.  That being said, a man who was trying to kill a spider using a lighter forgot common sense and instead lit up the entire gas pump.

Thankfully, he thought quickly and ran to get the fire extinguisher.  He put out the flames before the fire department arrived, but the pump and probably the spider was destroyed.

Despite the embarrassing display, the man returned to the gas station the next day.  Susan, an employee at the gas station, saw the whole thing happen.  Susan quickly turned off the gas pump as soon as she saw flames.

Reportedly, the guy admitted that he's deathly afraid of spiders and seeing it on his gas tank cover threw him into a panic.

The incident happened last week at a Mobil station in Center Line, Michigan.