Girl units automotive on hearth making an attempt to kill mattress bugs in Pontiac


The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office said a woman set her car on fire after discovering bed bugs in the vehicle and attempting to kill them by setting fire to it.

At around 1:40 p.m. Tuesday, MPs were called to the car fire on Perry Street in Pontiac to help the Waterford Fire Department with a vehicle fire.

The sheriff’s office said the car’s owner, a 31-year-old woman, had a panic attack after finding bed bugs in her car and decided to kill her. The method the woman chose to kill the beetle was to pour alcohol into the car and set it on fire.

In doing so, she accidentally set herself on fire, resulting in second-degree burns.

The woman was taken to McLaren Oakland Hospital for treatment for her injuries.

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