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Man arrested after downtown Tucson explosion

A local guy who was just trying to save a little gas money ended up in jail.

Ben Buffalo, 48, wasn’t arrested for trying save the gas money.

Neither was his offense causing a downtown explosion with a device he created from Internet instructions.

He was jailed because police who came to the scene found he had warrants out for his arrest.

Mileage-device blast shakes up Downtown, Arizona Daily Star

Although the explosion was deemed an accident, it brought attention to Ben H. Buffalo, who had warrants for his arrest, said Sgt. Mark Robinson, a Tucson Police Department spokesman.

Read story: www.azstarnet.com/sn/byauthor/293960

This Buffalo guy perhaps could have used some pointers other than those he found on the Internet.

One tip is to avoid attention if you have warrants out for your arrest.

Have you ever tried Internet instructions that failed miserably?

What about helpful instructions?

FYI – the site eHow.com has instructions that range from how to unclog a dishwasher to how to cook a garden snake.

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