If you don’t have time to watch the news video or in case it gets pulled and I have to clue future me in to where to start looking for a replacement, this is basically what happened.
A man, a term I use loosely in this case, was arguing with a woman that police and reports say is (hopefully was) his girlfriend. To express his displeasure with…something, he decided that the mature thing to do would be to light a firework and toss it from inside the car in which he was sitting into the parking lot in which she was standing. Unbeknownst to both of them, under a nearby truck was a gas thief in the process of doing what gas thieves do.
Yes, what you think happened happened. The firework exploded, sending sparks everywhere. The gas, several U-Hauls and the thief all caught on fire. The woman ran from the scene, apparently unhurt. The guy who started the whole thing drove off after throwing the firecracker but was quickly arrested and charged with reckless endangerment and criminal mischief. The gas thief was not located, although security cameras caught footage of him taking off as his pants burned.
Am I the only one who hears all of this and suddenly has Third Rock From The Sun going through his head?