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An Exploding Smartphone Probably Destroyed This Guy's Jeep

"Not the barbecue I wanted on my day off."

by VICE Staff
Sep 8 2016, 5:05pm

Photo via Nathan Dornacher's Facebook account

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Just a week after Samsung issued a massive recall for its Samsung Note 7 because of reports that its battery was shooting out sparks and causing fires, a guy in Florida says that his Note 7 ignited a blaze that turned his entire car into an inferno.

The phonesplosion reportedly happened shortly after Nathan Dornacher and his wife and daughter drove home from a yard sale they had been to on Labor Day. According to Fox 13, the couple decided to stop at home to unload a desk from the trunk, and Dornacher placed his Note 7 on the car's center console, so he could keep his hands free. After getting their new purchase inside, he looked back to find his Jeep Grand Cherokee completely engulfed in flames.

"Not the barbecue I wanted on my day off," he quipped on Facebook.

Local firemen successfully doused the flames, but not before Dornacher could snap a few pictures of the massive fireball for proof. Thankfully no one was hurt, but Dornacher was left with the charred remains of his vehicle and a seared brick of what used to be his cellphone.

He's not certain the cellphone is what caused the fire but said that "all signs are pointing that way." In any case, Dornacher's in the market for a new whip and a new cellphone, and he is now faced with the terrible dilemma of choosing between another phone that could blow up in his hand or one that doesn't have a headphone jack.

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