LORAIN, Ohio - A Lorain woman told police that another woman threw gasoline on her and tried to set her on fire.
The 35-year-old victim was leaving her boyfriend’s house in the 1400 block of West 17th Street in Lorain at about 10:25 p.m. on Monday, according to the police report.
That’s when her boyfriend’s ex-girlfriend got out of her car which was parked in the driveway and yelled at the victim.
“I tried to get in my car and she threw a cup of gas on me and tried to strike her lighter,” the victim told police. The woman told police she tried to fight off her 57-year-old attacker, but she was overpowered by the gasoline fumes and ran back into the house.
The ex-girlfriend fled after stealing the victim’s cell phone, purse and keys, the police report said.
Lorain officers found the suspect’s car on Ashland Avenue, and spotted a cigarette lighter and a plastic cup with gasoline-colored liquid still noticeable inside.
Most of the victim’s belongings were recovered. Her alleged attacker could face charges of felonious assault with a weapon, robbery and aggravated arson once she’s arrested.
One Wednesday, the case was turned over to the prosecutor’s office to obtain a warrant for her arrest. It is NewsChannel5’s policy to not name suspects until they have been charged.
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