No, someone did not feed old Dobbin jalapeños. But New York City is now known as a place where horse manure spontaneously combusts:
Environmental authorities in New York state hot and dry weather conditions caused a large pile of horse poop to spontaneously burst into flames.
The state Department of Environmental Conservation said an officer responded to the town of Throop on July 5 to investigate complaints about a foul odor and smell coming from a large pile of burning horse manure.
The officer discovered the owners of a stable had been storing the horse feces in large piles. The owners said the piles had spontaneously combusted before, but previously the smells and smoke had been carried away from nearby residences by the wind.
Talk about a crappy neighborhood…