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Florida Man sets off level 3 hazmat situation by pumping gas into wrong hole in boat and spilling it everywhere.

Florida Man sets off level 3 hazmat situation by pumping gas into wrong hole in boat and spilling it everywhere.

We’ve all missed and hit the wrong hole. The level of intoxication and enthusiasm normally involved in these situations doesn’t normally coincide with pumping gas into your boat at the local gas station. All I can say is, this guy must have REALLY wanted to go fishing.

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Mistakenly inserting a fuel nozzle into a fishing pole slot, a Florida man pumped $60 worth of gasoline onto the deck of his boat and the ground of a gas station, fire rescue officials said.

The incident happened Monday in the Orlando area, Orange County Fire Rescue spokesman Mike Jachles said on Twitter.

The gas flowed from the fishing pole hole and onto the deck of the 24-foot (7.3 meters) boat. The 31-year-old man realized his mistake and quit pumping.

As he tried to clean up the mess, the gasoline began leaking from the boat onto the ground at the 7-Eleven store. He told personnel and then called the fire department’s non-emergency number, Jachles said.

A technical rescue team siphoned the gas from the boat and cleaned up. The situation was described as a “level 3 hazmat,” meaning the potential of hazard was high, Jachles said

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