Woman Throws Gasoline on Man After He Takes Her Bus Seat
She pulls out match, but passengers stop her lighting fire
By Ruth Brown, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 1, 2013 3:55 PM CDT

(Newser) – It's 5:30am on a Monday. You get on your morning bus, but a man is sitting in the seat you prefer. Do you: a) Ask him to move? b) Sit elsewhere? or c) Take a bottle of gasoline out of your purse and throw it all over him? A woman in Kansas City today chose option C, the Wichita Eagle reports. Local bus authorities say she also took out a match, though police say they aren't aware of that. Fortunately, other passengers—some of whom were also doused in the gasoline—rushed at the woman and restrained her. No fire was lit, and no one was injured. The woman was taken to hospital by police after she complained of stomach pains, but the cops plan to charge her with six counts of assault.

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Jul 3, 2013 2:29 PM CDT
I am speechless that so many racist comments are being posted. What this women did could have been done to you or I and the outcome much worse. Thank God she did not have a lighter or match on her. As for the racist people out there, you are pathetic and must have very low self esteem. Maybe the victim is black and the perpetraitor white and a groups of blacks rushed to his the victims aid. Does it matter?! SMH....I am Irish American FYI.
Jul 2, 2013 9:53 PM CDT
It was self defense.
Jul 2, 2013 12:44 PM CDT
6 counts of assault? how about attempted murder?