Car Catches Fire Outside Taylor Lautner Movie Set yesterday (before I got there)

MT. LEBANON, Pa. -- There was drama outside the set of Taylor Lautner’s new movie “Abduction” Wednesday, but it was not the kind 17-year-old Kathleen Lackey had been hoping to witness.

Lackey, who said she has spent 20 hours in the last three days hanging around various filming locations around Pittsburgh, was at the center of a literal firestorm when her car caught fire on a Mount Lebanon street where filming was taking place.

“It was crazy,” said Caitlin Crowley, who witnessed the fire. “All you could see was smoke, then there was a boom and then the whole car was on fire.”

Crowley, of Mt. Lebanon, was one of approximately 50 young girls who braved the blazing sun and soaring temperatures to camp outside the set in hopes to catch a glimpse Launter.

It was a particularly cruel turn of events for Lackey, who had spent 12 hours waiting for Lautner yesterday before giving up, only to learn that he had emerged 10 minutes after her departure to sign autographs and pose for pictures.

She lives in Plum, and has no problem justifying the 40-minute commute to Mt. Lebanon, despite the long-shot odds of actually seeing Taylor in the flesh. It’s a refrain heard from many of the girls who’ve made it their mission to come face-to-face with the star during his time in Pittsburgh.

Sarah Mellon and Chezarina Capretto, for example, have devoted huge chunks of time to Taylor-watching. They have camped out across the street from his house, mustering up the courage to ring the doorbell a few times (the bodyguard answered), and have turned up at various shooting locations throughout Mt. Lebanon, staying anywhere from 4-8 hours each time. All this and they have yet to score an autograph. But ask them it it’s worth it, and they smile and nod heartily in unison.

Even Kathleen Lackey, whose shell of car was finally towed away sometime around 3:00, vowed to stick around until at least dinnertime. “This won’t stop me,” she said. And then a thought occurred to her. "I just hope he hears about it,” she said, referring, of course to Taylor. “Maybe he’ll feel bad for me and come say hello.”

Tuesday afternoon Lackey said she had to settle for a visit from the set publicist, who heard the sirens from inside his trailer and came out to investigate.

After speaking with Lackey and making sure she wasn’t injured, he broke the bad news by informing her he couldn’t even confirm that Taylor was indeed on set today. If the thought that she may have gone through all of this for nothing upset Lackey, she didn’t show it. Instead she thanked the publicist for his concern and rejoined her friend amidst the throngs of other girls.

News Source, picture by me

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Comment by Kathleen Lackey on July 22, 2010 at 10:15am
That was my car...and I would like to set the record straight. I did NOT intentinally set my car on fire outside the set of his movie. I had been going up there for days using the same car, and had no problems. For some reason it overheated that day, and caught on fire while me and a friend were still inside. I pulled over right away. I never ment for this to happen (especially since it is the ONLY car my family had). I know i said i would do anything to meet Taylor, but I didn't mean it quite so litterally.
Comment by leah2011 on July 22, 2010 at 10:18am
taylor could of at least meet you and signed an autograph , i mean after all you have been through.
Comment by Aidinslevel on July 22, 2010 at 10:19am
Your a star Kathleen, as they were talking about you on the radio this morning (WDVE). Let just say they were not being nice. I am so sorry you lost your car, that is heart wrenching as I have been there when I was younger.

You go to *lurv* how the media spins you to be this crazy Taylor fan though, ugh.
Comment by Kathleen Lackey on July 22, 2010 at 10:23am
A friend called me this morning and told me about it, but she didn't hear what they said. She just caught the end of it, what were they saying?.
Comment by Aidinslevel on July 22, 2010 at 10:26am
They were making fun of you by saying that you did not care about the car catching fire, that all you cared about is if Taylor knew about it and would meet you... then they went on to making fun of all the girls waiting around for Taylor's autograph and stalking all the Mt. Lebanon streets....typical morning radio crap...

It caught my attention only because I was there yesterday trying to get some set pics...
Comment by Kathleen Lackey on July 22, 2010 at 10:31am
wow, i never thought people would be talking about it this much or making me sound like a crazy person.
Comment by Aidinslevel on July 22, 2010 at 10:33am
Welcom to the fandom of Twilight...

Google your name and you will see how many websites have already reposted this story....

Gotta *lurv* the net...
Comment by TwiORdiE on July 22, 2010 at 12:23pm
I heart about this. Glad no one was hurt!
Comment by βειια Sωαη on July 22, 2010 at 2:22pm
is taylor that HOT to turn a car on fire LOL sorry little joke i hope everone is ok
Comment by βειια Sωαη on July 22, 2010 at 2:24pm
OMG Kathleen im soo sorry i didnt know that was ur car i cant believe this poor u r u and ur friend ok?


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