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Video: Woman deliberately sets petrol pump on fire after man refuses to give her a cigarette

Crazy footage from a Jerusalem petrol station
Crazy footage from a Jerusalem petrol station

An Israeli woman has been arrested after settig fire to a petrol pump as a man was using it.

The incident, which happened yesterday in Jerusalem, was captured by the petrol station's CCTV camera.

It shows the woman, in her mid-30s, approach the man using the pump. She then goes away before returning and setting the petrol tank of the car, and subsequently the pump, on fire.

Miraculously, neither the man using the pump, or his brother who was sitting in the car, was injured.

The Telegraph quote a police 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.

"The car owner reacted quickly by pulling the pump that was on fire from his tank and fleeing. Petrol station workers extinguished the fire," Rosenfeld said in a written statement.

"The woman was arrested shortly after the incident and in her investigation she denied the incident."