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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Girl On Fire: The Literal Version

No matter how meek or timid you are, everyone has those moments where you feel like a badass. Sometimes it's simple things like tossing something blindly at a trash can and nailing the shot. Other times it's ignoring a rule or law just because you can. Sometimes, however, that latter can turn ugly.

Take for example, Austin Dawkins. Austin was in Atlanta at a gas station with his wife getting gas. Now everybody with any common sense knows you shouldn't smoke near the gas pumps for risk of fire BUT with all the safety precautions on modern gas pumps, some people think it's unnecessary. Austin was one of those people.

While pumping gas, Austin flicked his lit cigarette to the ground near the truck's gas tank... THAT HE WAS CURRENTLY FILLING UP! What do you think happened? If you said "it went out and everybody went home happy" you were mistaken. The cigarette ignited the gas fumes near the pump and flames erupted ENGULFING AUSTIN'S WIFE!

She ended up with 2nd and 3rd degree burns. He has been charged with misdemeanor reckless conduct. This just goes to show, sometimes being the badass that breaks the rules just isn't worth it.

Here's the video of what happened thanks to WNCT.com:

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