Articles Tagged with fire

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A South Carolina man was accused of kidnapping his toddler son, driving across state lines, and jumping out of his moving vehicle after lighting it on fire with the child still inside.

On May 8, the 31-year-old father of a 3-year-old child went to the home in Belton where the boy resides with his mother, violating a domestic violence restraining order the woman obtained a week prior. According to reports, the man assaulted the woman and threatened their child’s life. Afterward, he allegedly took the child from the house and drove away.

The authorities were notified about the alleged assault and kidnapping, and they set out to locate the vehicle. When deputies in unmarked cars spotted the car, they followed it without the driver knowing. They trailed the man down the Interstate, and he eventually crossed the state line and entered Georgia.

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A self-proclaimed witch in Southeast Iowa allegedly lit items taken from people’s yards on fire on a stranger’s porch when she knocked on the door and no one answered.

Late in the afternoon on March 18, a 45-year-old woman was reportedly walking around a residential neighborhood in Burlington. During her approximately 2-hour stroll, she allegedly took items she saw outside homes she walked past.

According to reports, the woman approached one of the houses and knocked on the door. The resident was not home at the time, but she received a notification from her security camera letting her know that the motion sensor had been activated. She checked the video feed, and she reportedly saw a woman on her doorstep lighting a pile of items on fire.

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A Florida woman was arrested after allegedly setting her Tinder date and his vehicle on fire when he failed to provide her with money to fix her car.

On November 16, a couple who met on Tinder wanted to get together to hang out, and they decided the man would pick her up from the Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Miami. The man reported that the meeting went well, and afterward, he dropped her off at the hotel.

The woman reportedly called the man around 5:00 AM on November 25, and she asked him to come to the hotel. When he arrived, the man stayed in his car. According to reports, the woman walked up to the vehicle with a jug in her hand. She reportedly told the man she was short on cash and needed to pay to have repairs done on her car.

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A Florida man who was reportedly in a romantic relationship with his cousin was recently arrested for allegedly setting her car on fire in April.

According to reports, on April 29, a 37-year-old man from Miami allegedly lit a Jaguar XE sedan on fire that belonged to his cousin, who was also his girlfriend, on fire while it was parked in front of his house.

When the police learned about the incident and found that the man’s girlfriend was the owner of the vehicle, they tried but were unsuccessful in speaking to her until September 11. When they initially asked her about the car fire, the woman told them the vehicle ignited while she was operating it due to a mechanical issue.

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A Desert Hot Springs man is facing charges after allegedly driving while intoxicated with his dog in the car and leading the police on a chase until he was forced to stop by slamming into two pumps at a gas station.

Around 3:00 AM on July 15, a 24-year-old man was driving a 2019 Honda Civic with his dog in the vehicle. The man was allegedly driving well over the speed limit.

An officer from the Cathedral City Police Department was in the vicinity, and they noticed the allegedly speeding Civic as it reportedly was driven through a red light. The officer attempted to perform a traffic stop.

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A Florida woman is in legal trouble after allegedly leaving her youngsters alone in her vehicle while entering a mall, and the car reportedly caught fire while she allegedly went inside to shoplift.

On May 26, a woman reportedly went to the Oviedo Mall with her two children and parked her car in front of a department store. When she got out of the vehicle to head inside, she allegedly left the youngsters by themselves. A man reportedly accompanied her into the mall.

According to reports, the pair went to Dillard’s, and employees became suspicious that they might be shoplifting during the hour they were in the store.

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An Indianapolis woman is back behind bars after allegedly setting her now ex-boyfriend’s house on fire with a butane torch used for smoking meth after she was initially released from jail for an unrelated matter.

On March 29, a 26-year-old woman and her boyfriend got into a fight about his displeasure over her visiting a casino. She reportedly got upset and texted him, threatening to drive his truck through his home. Just to be safe, the man called the authorities to report the situation.

Officers located the woman, and when they learned she was driving without a valid license, she was taken into custody.

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A Southern California couple was arrested when they reportedly locked their three children in a room in their apartment, and the dwelling caught on fire while they were out for a walk. 

Around 2:00 AM on November 3, the authorities received a report informing them that an apartment in a multi-unit complex in Burbank was on fire. 

When officers from the Burbank Police Department arrived, they were informed that the neighbors believed there were young children alone and trapped in the burning apartment. 

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When a man was accused of setting his boss’s home on fire, he reportedly claimed that spirits told him to start the blaze.

54-year-old Thanh Ha is currently without permanent housing, and he stays in the St. Petersburg, Florida, area. Ha uses a bicycle for transportation. 

According to reports, Ha was recently working on a home in St. Petersburg that was undergoing construction. 

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A woman without permanent housing in the Pensacola area was arrested after she allegedly used gasoline to set a gas station clerk on fire. 

Early in the day on March 30, 30-year-old Betty Jean McFadden was reportedly outside of a Circle K convenience store and gas station asking for money from the patrons. 

It was reported that one of the clerks on duty spotted the woman and told her she would need to stop panhandling on the property. 

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