(Redding, CA) -- There are better ways to kill a spider than trying to light it on fire. A California man learned that lesson after causing eleven-thousand dollars worth of damage to his apartment when he tried to use a torch lighter to dispose of a huge spider.
The "Redding Record Searchlight" says the man was successful in setting fire to the spider, but it crawled its way to a mattress which was quickly engulfed in flames.
Firefighters arrived in time to keep the fire from spreading to other apartments. No one was hurt. No word on if the spider survived.