Woman Sets Gas Pump on Fire in Jerusalem When Man Refused Cigarette

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Israeli police Wednesday released shocking security video of a woman setting a gasoline pump on fire in Jerusalem — allegedly because a man refused to give her a cigarette.

Amazingly, no one was hurt, police said.

The woman was arrested after the incident Tuesday and denied having set the blaze intentionally, Micky Rosenfeld, foreign spokesman for Israel's police forces, said in a statement.

"A woman approached a man while filling his petrol tank and asked for a cigarette. When he refused to give it to her she pulled out a lighter from her pocket and ignited the petrol pump," Rosenfeld said.

"The car owner reacted quickly by pulling the pump that was on fire from his tank and fleeing. Petrol station workers extinguished the fire."

A blazing gas pump Tuesday in Jerusalem.

— M. Alex Johnson