Woman Soaked In Gasoline And Threatened With Lit Cigarette In Gas Station Fight

Woman threatened another and said she would “cover her in gas and light her (expletive) on fire.”

By Benjamin H. Smith

A Pennsylvania woman was arrested on assault charges after spraying another with gasoline and threatening to “light her (expletive) on fire.” This was in response to a dispute over a lit cigarette at a gas pump at an area Dandy Mini Mart. A concerned local told WNEP News, “She could have set the place on fire, could have hurt people.”

It all happened at 5:30 in the afternoon, on June 30th when Kimberly Brinton, 51, fueled her vehicle with a lit cigarette dangling from her mouth. Another customer, Tami Donovan, told her to put it out and then threw liquid from a windshield cleaner bucket at Brinton in an attempt to extinguish it. In response Brinton sprayed gasoline at Donovan, who fell and broke her arm as she tried to get away. According to witnesses Brinton said she would “Cover her in gas and light her (expletive) on fire.”

Kimberly Brinton lives in rural Meshoppen, PA., outside of Scranton and shares a home on Rattlesnake Hill Road with Harry Faux, 51. In an unrelated event, Faux was arrested on the 4th of July for dragging a dog on his motorbike and charged with animal cruelty and driving under the influence. Both are currently being held at a local jail.  

Photo: Wyoming County Correctional Facility

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