JERUSALEM, ISRAEL – Remember the movie “Firestarter” about a girl who could start fires with her mind?
Well, there’s a woman in Israel who could give her a run for her money.
Cops say surveillance video shows her going up to a man pumping gas and asking him for a cigarette. He said no, so she walked back and used her cigarette lighter to set the gas on fire.
The quick-thinking guy pulled out the hose, but that only spilled gasoline on the ground, which then burst into flames under the car, setting the car on fire.
The man’s brother was inside the car, but he got away unharmed, and nothing else caught on fire.
Employees put out the fire and called the police who arrested her. But she denied that she started the fire.
The woman’s mother said her daughter has had mental health problems for several years, but that they can’t get help for her.
A judge ordered her to undergo psychiatric evaluation.
They might start with getting her to stop smoking.