Police: Car explodes when cigarette lit after body spray

WOODLAWN, Md. (AP) — Police in Maryland say a car blew up when a man inside lit a cigarette after spritzing himself with an aerosol body spray.

Baltimore County police spokeswoman Jennifer Peach <a target=”&mdash;blank” href=”http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/baltimore-county/bs-md-ci-woodlawn-car-blows-up-20180301-story.html”>tells The Baltimore Sun</a> that the cigarette-and-spray combination caused “a sudden and violent expansion of the air molecules” in the car Thursday, creating a boom that pushed the roof up, shattered the front window and blew the doors open.

Peach said the driver appeared unharmed and was taken to a hospital to check for hearing damage, but Baltimore County police said on its social media accounts that the man was taken to a burn unit with serious injuries.

The man hasn’t been identified.


Information from: The Baltimore Sun, <a target=”&mdash;blank” href=”http://www.baltimoresun.com”>http://www.baltimoresun.com</a>

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