Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Man turns into 'human fireball' after smashing car packed with gas canisters into ex-girlfriend's living room (6 Pics)

A man erupted into flames after he allegedly smashed his car – packed with highly flammable propane gas – through his ex-girlfriend's living room.
Carl Philbert, 31, drove his white four-door sedan through the front windows of the apartment when he reportedly became "upset" with his former lover.
He died at the scene on Tuesday afternoon
There was a huge explosion and flames could be seen billowing out of the apartment in dramatic footage captured by a neighbour.
All five adults – including Philbert's ex – inside managed to escape the apartment through the back door after the car had rammed into the building in Fort Pierce, Florida, US.
Rescue crews from the St Lucie County Fire District responded to the scene at 12.48pm (local time), DailyMail.com reports.
Eileen Cuevas, 26, who saw the vehicle speeding towards the apartment from inside, later witnessed her mum's ex erupt into flames.
She said: “I just wanted people to help him because I saw his body burning.
“You never want to see a thing like that. I saw his body, everything on fire."
Eileen had guided her family to safety moments before the car exploded.

Explaining why her mum's ex-partner Carl was upset, she told TCPalm.com: “It's very personal. It's still weird talking about it."
She claimed: "He was trying to get to my mum. It was meant for everybody that was in the house.
“I mean, the man had four or five propane tanks in the car. They were friends and it turned out really bad.

"This is very personal for our family, so it's kind of touchy."
According to police, Philbert had a history of domestic trouble with women.
His ex-lover, her daughter, her granddaughter and her mum were all inside the home at the time of the smash.
All eight flats in the block were damaged by the fire.
Neighbour Kathy Toledo, who lives in the apartment next door, captured the shocking footage of the explosion and wreckage.

1 comment:

  1. A trifle inconvenient for the selected prey, I'd say. Even moreso for the technical owner of the flats.

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