A woman in South Carolina is facing criminal charges after her car caught on fire while she was filling up at a tire store.
According to the Charlotte Observer, Kelli Thomas had bought a tire for her father in January for $20.
She filled it up and parked it on her front lawn when she heard a loud noise and smelled burning.
She told a friend she felt the tire crack, and then noticed a white wall of burning tires.
The woman went outside to check it out and saw the white walls.
Thomas said she grabbed a bottle of acetone and started to blow out the tires.
But as she was blowing them out, she heard her friend yelling and said, ‘I’m done.
The fire’s out.’
Thomas told police she told her friend, ‘No, don’t do it.
It’s too dangerous.’
Thomas said her friend told her to take the tires to a local tire shop and get the tires inspected.
When she returned home, she noticed the tire had broken.
The tire shop employee said the fire had spread to the inside of the tire and the tire was inoperable.
Thomas was arrested and charged with two counts of reckless conduct, reckless conduct resulting in property damage and reckless conduct by a public servant.