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Woman denied icecream torches car

The blaze could not be extinguished until firefighters arrived.

An altercation over ice cream at a McDonald's outlet in the US has resulted in a car being torched. Witnesses told US media a couple in the fast food order queue were arguing over what to order, when the situation sparked into arson.

Bystander Sabryna Maré told 47 WTEV she was behind the couple in the Jacksonville, Forida McDonald's and overheard the argument. "She was saying she wanted this and wanted that, and she wanted either a McFlurry or an ice cream on top and he was not in for it. Then he was yelling at her saying he's not going to do it," Maré told the station.

"Next thing you know, she says 'I'm going to blow it up,' and we were wondering what are you going to blow up?" Maré said, adding that the woman then doused the car and set it alight before running off. "She got something out of the car that happened to be a bottle and then she got gasoline from who knows where. Then she poured everything all over it and next thing you know there was a match and it was up in flames."

The report said other bystanders tried to help the man put out the fire, but the blaze prevented it being extinguished until firefighters arrived. The man left immediately afterwards in the vehicle.

The quarelling man and woman have not been identified. The car, a 1994 Cadillac El Dorado, has reportedly found a few blocks away, with police saying the registration plates did not match the vehicle -- suggesting it may have been stolen.

This reporter is on Twitter: @KarlaPincott