A Missouri man whose garbage fire got a little out of control decided the right way to put it out would be to drive over it again and again in a van full of live ammunition. Bitchin’!
A Clay County sheriff’s deputy happened across the site while on a routine traffic stop Tuesday afternoon and was startled by the sound of gunfire. He was eventually able to track down the van’s owner watching the blaze from the surrounding field.
The deputy learned that the owner had been burning garbage in the field and accidentally let the fire get out of control. In an attempt to put the fire out, he drove his van back and forth over the flames.
This made matters worse, as the tires of the van caught fire. Realizing that the van was loaded with firearms ammunition and a full tank of gas, the driver evacuated the area for safety.
What happened next was too badass for words.
Clay County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Jon Bazzano is thinking the van might just be a lost cause:
“It seems like he’s just going to have to take a loss on that vehicle because I don’t think they’re going to cover it,” Bazzano said.