A North Carolina woman apparently seeking revenge on her ex-boyfriend tried to set fire to a house owned by someone else, according to a sheriff’s office.
The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office said in a report that a homeowner in Gold Hill was awakened Friday by a neighbor who saw a woman trying to torch his house.
The suspect loaded bundles of wood doused in oil to set a fire on the victims front porch.
As the homeowner went to get a garden hose, he saw burning pieces of wood around a propane tank. The garden hose didn’t work because the woman had apparently used a foam to block the flow of water, deputies said.
The homeowner grabbed his gun and confronted the woman, who was also holding one of his dogs on a leash. With police and fire units approaching, the woman drove off, the sheriff’s office reported.
Deputies arrested the woman and charged her with felony first-degree arson, assault with a deadly weapon, and larceny of an animal.
Bond was set at $101,500. The crime caused over $25,000 in damage to the residence.
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