Woman douses driver with gas in spat over cigarette

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

Kimberly Brinton pictured in an undated photo provided by the Wyoming County Correctional Facility. Brinton faces multiple charges after allegedly dousing another woman with gas in a dispute over a cigarette. (Wyoming County Correctional Facility)

MEHOOPANY, Pa. — A Pennsylvania woman faces multiple charges after allegedly spraying another woman with gasoline during an argument over a lit cigarette at a gas pump, according to police.

Kimberly Brinton was pumping gas with a lit cigarette last week at the Mehoopany Dandy Mart in Wyoming County when another woman, Tami Donovan, yelled at her to stop smoking near the gasoline, police said.

An argument broke out and Donovan allegedly threw water at the cigarette. Then, as Donovan tried to pull away, police say Brinton leveled the gas nozzle at the other woman, dousing her with fuel.

Donovan got out of her vehicle, slipped and fell in the gas, and broke her arm, according to officials.

Brinton is facing assault and other charges in Wyoming County.

AlertMe
Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.