19 Oct, 2021 @ 16:45
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Drinkers watch man douse petrol around a Costa Blanca bar in Spain and threaten to set it on fire

Drinkers Watch Man Pour Out Cans Of Petrol In An Alicante Bar In Spain Before Waving Around A Lighter

A man went into an Alicante bar early this Tuesday morning and emptied two cans of petrol before threatening to set fire to the premises.

Shocked customers were enjoying a late-night drink when the irate Spaniard, 41, appeared and poured the fuel over the bar’s fixtures and fittings before producing a cigarette lighter.

He threateningly waved the lighter around in the air as the bar owner called the police.

The man didn’t carry out his threat but drove off on his motorcyle.

The Policia Nacional tracked him down and and charged him with making threats and causing damage.

His anger was over his dissatisfaction over the purchase of the motorbike from a relative of the bar owner.

The sheer amount of the petrol dumped both inside and outside the premises led to a major operation for Alicante firefighters.

They laid down foam to prevent any chance of a blaze igniting.

Alex Trelinski

Alex worked for 30 years for the BBC as a presenter, producer and manager. He covered a variety of areas specialising in sport, news and politics. After moving to the Costa Blanca over a decade ago, he edited a newspaper for 5 years and worked on local radio.

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