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    Default Cops dive for cover as Bic lighter explodes!!

    ROSEMEAD, Calif. - Sheriff's deputies who mistook an exploding cigarette lighter for gunfire dived to the ground and called in reinforcements, shutting down a neighborhood for hours.

    "We have a lot of unusual things happen in our business, and we expected the unexpected. It's better to be safe than sorry," Los Angeles County Sheriff's Lt. Robert Craton said.

    The lighter belonged to one of two people stopped midday Wednesday for loitering and drinking alcohol in Zapopan Park. During questioning, "a lighter was placed on the hood of a radio car," sheriff's Capt. Richard Shaw said.

    "The Bic lighter exploded, and shrapnel went everywhere," Shaw said. "Two deputies and the suspects went down to the ground. They all believed they were being fired on."

    Reinforcements were called in and the neighborhood was locked down for two hours. Deputies clutching shotguns and pistols leaned on squad cars and a command post went up at a nearby Wal-Mart Supercenter parking lot.

    Paramedics and dozens of deputies were on hand as helicopters buzzed the area. Two hours later, a special enforcement officer discovered the culprit _ the Bic lighter.
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    I doubt it was a Bic. They are quite dependable and have no potential for spontaneous combustion. More than likely, it was one of those leaking pieces of garbage they give away at the Indian Reservation. These things are so crappily made, I usually throw them away rather than hanging on to them.

    And precisely how freakin' hot was the hood of that police car? Shouldn't the car have exploded, as well?
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    Quote Originally Posted by chefcraig View Post
    I doubt it was a Bic. They are quite dependable and have no potential for spontaneous combustion. More than likely, it was one of those leaking pieces of garbage they give away at the Indian Reservation. These things are so crappily made, I usually throw them away rather than hanging on to them.

    And precisely how freakin' hot was the hood of that police car? Shouldn't the car have exploded, as well?

    The butane in the lighter is under pressure. I'm guessing it just exploded from the pressure increase due to being on the hood of the car probably in direct sunlight on a hot day. You know, the gas expands faster than the plastic lighter so it wasn't like TNT combustion explosion. More like half-dud cheap firecracker explosion. I've heard 'em pop before but nothing I'd call "shut down a city block & call a swat team" pop.


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    Quote Originally Posted by KRAMER5150 View Post
    Deputies clutching shotguns and pistols leaned on squad cars and a command post went up at a nearby Wal-Mart Supercenter parking lot.
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