Spurned ex-girlfriend Christie Louise Jones sets fire to wrong North Carolina home
A spurned lover’s apparent desire for revenge on an ex-boyfriend backfired when she set fire to the wrong North Carolina home, authorities said.
The bizarre incident came to light when a homeowner woke up early Friday morning after being told by a neighbor that a woman was trying to set fire to his home, the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office said in a report.
As the homeowner ran to get a garden hose, burning pieces of wood surrounded a propane gas tank on his porch. But when he tried to use the hose, it didn’t work because the suspect, Christie Louise Jones, allegedly used Flex Seal to block him, lawmakers said, according to WBTV.
The homeowner then confronted Jones with his gun as she was holding the leash of one of his dogs, authorities said. She “just mumbled” before driving off as first responders approached the scene with their sirens, WBTC reported.
Jones allegedly hit the homeowner with her car as she sped past him.
A witness told deputies a former friend of Jones’ owns property in the neighborhood and they believe she may have been eyeing the wrong house, the TV station reported.
MPs said there was no evidence the homeowner and Jones knew each other.
She was charged with first degree arson, assault with a deadly weapon and theft of an animal.
According to investigators, the damage to the house is around 20,000 euros.
With postal wires