'Smoking Thief Sets Cars And Himself On Fire'
CCTV footage shows the moment a man accidentally set several cars on fire after allegedly lighting a cigarette while trying to steal petrol.
The 26-year-old, who was later found by police with burns on his leg, also appeared to be engulfed by flames.
He was charged with arson and illegal interference with a motor vehicle following the incident at a car park in Millicent, Australia, reports The Advertiser.
Fire crews were called and managed to stop the blaze from spreading to nearby buildings.
The damage is estimated at £60,884.
Car yard owner Angus McDonald told Channel Ten Eyewitness News: "He was trying to get the fuel out of the car by punching a hole in the tank - that's when the explosion happened.
"There's about $110,000 worth of cars that have been lost and there's a bit of damage to the walls.
"We were very lucky the workshop didn't catch on fire because there's cars just over the other side of the wall."
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