A man in Brazil accidentally blew up his yard while trying to kill some cockroaches. The video of the explosion is viral on social media. Cesar Schmitz, 48, tried to get rid of the bugs ut the plan backfired when the resulting explosion destroyed his lawn.
“My wife complained that there was a lot of roaches invading our garden. She is scared of them and begged me to destroy their nest under the ground once and for all,” Schmitz said to the New York Post.
To destroy the nest, Schmitz first poured gasoline into the hole, and then began to throw matches onto it. The video, captured on his home surveillance camera, shows the lawn exploding. A table flies into the air while his dogs scamper away, frightened.
To make matters worse, it appears that the unlucky man did not even manage to kill all the bugs.
Dude went to the Yosemite Sam school of how to deal with critters. pic.twitter.com/40ElxsFPem
— Klara Sjöberg (@klara_sjo) October 20, 2019
The video has collected over 2.66 million views on Twitter.
Amused users commented, “Pfft I want to hear him explain it to his wife”.
Another user wrote, “This beagles deserve a better owner.”
Schmitz later cleaned up his lawn for a replant as the roach infestation was solved.