Bystanders observed that the man climbed out of his car after he inadvertently turned it into a bomb and detonated it. Paramedics treated the man at the scene, and he sustained minor injuries, according to the Manchester Evening News.


“The owner, fortunately, sustained only minor injuries but this could have been worse,” police said in a statement, which pleaded to other air freshener-using smokers: “Please can members of the public be careful and follow guidelines when using air freshener.”