WEIRD NEWS
04/09/2014 02:42 pm ET | Updated Apr 09, 2014

Man Burns Down Apartment Trying To Kill Bugs With Fire

We've heard of fire ants, but this is ridiculous.

An Orlando man had to be rescued from his apartment Sunday after starting a fire while trying to "burn the bugs in his home and computer," according to a police report obtained by the Orlando Sentinel.

Witnesses called 911 after they saw flames coming out of the second-story apartment and heard the resident shouting for help, according to WFTV.

Four neighbors kicked in the door and pulled the 26-year-old from the blaze around 11:30 p.m., before authorities arrived. The man was later treated for smoke inhalation.

Police don't expect to file criminal charges, but a responding officer called for the man to be hospitalized because he is "a danger to himself and others."

Flames are just not a good method of extermination, people. Last year, a Texas woman burned down her house trying to kill a snake with fire.

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