Secret cake ingredient for YouTube stunt? Gasoline
MAYWOOD, N.J. – A northern New Jersey man lit his kitchen table on fire by adding lighter fluid and gasoline to a birthday cake recipe so he could post a video of the fiery result on YouTube.
Maywood Police Chief David Pegg told the Record newspaper Monday the man was trying to record the flaming cake with his iPad.
Police and firefighters responded to the house fire Sunday and were greeted by an angry man who demanded they leave. Pegg said the man then started yelling at his wife for calling emergency services after Officer Chris Nichols advised him to calm down and let firefighters investigate.
The man “was able to extinguish most of the fire before the Fire Department arrived and felt it was unnecessary for them to even be there,” he added.
The fire was contained to the kitchen table, and authorities say the incident didn’t appear to be criminal.