Going out on a limb

I pulled in at the local Caltex to get petrol, and there was some git filling his car and smoking.

Geez. Worse still, a couple of cops were standing around having a coffee and they did nothing.

I finished went inside to pay, and there was a weird sound and then a lot of yelling.

I looked out, and there was this guy, and sure enough, his arm was on fire. He was waving it around as if that would put it out. He ran over to the coppers for help.

They knocked him to the ground and poured their coffees over him. That did the trick. One way of doing it I guess.

Then they handcuffed the poor guy and chucked him in their paddy wagon. I walked over and asked what he was being arrested for.

They looked at me like I was an idiot and said, “threatening police with a firearm.”