While smoking, never threaten a man with a gasoline sprayer....
This is a discussion on While smoking, never threaten a man with a gasoline sprayer.... within the Carry & Defensive Scenarios forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by king1138
I hate to be the party pooper here, but a lit cigarette is not hot enough to ignite gasoline. In reality, ...
November 8th, 2010 06:43 AM
if you spray the cigarette directly yes it may put it out...if you spray the guy in the chest the vapors may ignite.
Originally Posted by king1138
November 8th, 2010 09:32 AM
His lit cigarette alone would have been reason enough for me to send him packing.
Yes, you can drop a lit cig into a bucket of gasoline and it will most likely go out. But if it happens to hit the bucket rim and throw off a shower of sparks, you're gonna be looking for an extinguisher. Bucket rim ... gas station concrete--no difference.
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November 8th, 2010 01:23 PM
Glad everything turned out OK, DR.
This reminds me of a situation I had a few weeks ago when 2 shady characters, one on a bicycle, were asking me and my buddy for a ride 6mi away. They wanted to hop in the back of my truck. The scary part was the one on the bike was circling after I first declined him then his buddy came walking from behind the pump, where I just happened to look for a 2nd guy, and walked right up to me trying to shake my hand, make small talk, convince me to drive them etc. I was on orange just by their demeanor and thankfully my buddy who was still in the truck was keeping an eye on guy #1, had his hand on the door handle ready to jump out if things went south(he doesn't carry, YET).
This turned out to be a non-event but it reinforced the point for my friend and I that gas stations can be a dangerous place and your head must be on a swivel!
November 14th, 2010 12:10 AM
I am not an auto tech or a mechanic, but I have transported some of them in the back of my ambulance to the burn unit.
Originally Posted by 21bubba
Don't do things you don't want to explain to the Paramedics!
Stupidity should be painful.
November 14th, 2010 12:25 AM
+100 since you can buy at least 2-3 gallons of gasoline in most states for the price of one pack of cigarettes.
I always wonder where the people bumming gasoline find the money for the cigarettes they always seem to be smoking.
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November 14th, 2010 09:44 PM
Hi folks, well since my original post I stopped at same truck stop again and saw this same "veteran" milling around the parking lot, talking with another guy, looking most unlike a stranded veteran trying to get "home"!
This time, and ever since, I'm more alert whilst fueling....
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