Dramatic dash cam footage captured the moment a car explosion sent police flying and had a wacko flailing.
Police said they were called to a gas station in Austin, Texas, to talk to the man who claimed he was going to commit suicide by lighting himself on fire in his car.
The video shows officers approach the unidentified man, who retreated into his car and started a fire that caused the explosion.
“They did not know the seriousness of the situation but the 911 call that came in by the suspect basically stated he planned to commit suicide by igniting his vehicle with himself inside,” Austin Police Cmdr. Nick Wright told KTBC Fox 7.
WARNING: Graphic Footage.
Luckily the officers only received minor burns in the blast.
“I’m surprised that their injuries are so minimal as compared to what I presumed they should have been,” Wright said.
Police said the man used a cigarette lighter to ignite gas fumes when he got inside the vehicle, KTBC reported.
“My initial impression is based on the fact he was at a gas station, it was probably gasoline, we got some samples we took from inside the car and will send out to the state arson lab to see what exactly burned up inside there,” Austin Police Capt. Andy Reardon said.
The man tried to get back in his car while it was ablaze but quickly jumped out and began thrashing about until he collapsed.
He was sent to a local burn unit.
Police plan to file arson charges against him.
DONATE TO BIZPAC REVIEW
Please help us! If you are fed up with letting radical big tech execs, phony fact-checkers, tyrannical liberals and a lying mainstream media have unprecedented power over your news please consider making a donation to BPR to help us fight them. Now is the time. Truth has never been more critical!
- Britney Spears shows off her rockin’ new bod, but had to spoil it with a liberal message about ‘Dreamers’ - December 24, 2017
- Border patrol forget they’re supposed to be heartless, deliver beautiful baby at the border - December 24, 2017
- After scoring tax cut victory, Trump sees ‘tremendous Democrat support’ for his next big initiative - December 24, 2017
We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please click the ∨ icon below and to the right of that comment. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.