A Pennsylvania man probably wishes he could be playing possum right about now — since he burned down his house with a fire he started to scare off some possums.
The man, whose name was not released, was frustrated because he couldn’t dislodge the critters from his yard, so he sprayed a large pile of leaves with butane, struck a match and started the blaze. But it quickly spread to his wooden row house, which burned to the ground.
According to the official fire department report, “His intention was to use the smoke from the burning leaves to hopefully scare away the possum.” No word as to whether or not that part of the plan actually worked.
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