Charges pending in Aurora vehicular arson

Daily Herald report
Updated 1/28/2014 7:09 PM

Charges are pending against a woman who set her ex-boyfriend's vehicle on fire while she was still inside, Aurora police said.

Aurora police responded to a vehicle fire on the 1200 block of North Lake Street at 11 a.m. Tuesday, according to a news release. When officers arrived, they found a vehicle engulfed in flames; the male owner was standing nearby unharmed.


The car's owner and a female passenger, who had a previous dating relationship, had argued while sitting in the car on Tuesday morning, police said. The fight escalated, and the man walked away from his vehicle, leaving the woman inside, according to police.

The woman then doused the car with a flammable liquid and lit it on fire while she was still inside, police said.

After setting the car on fire, the woman drove away from the scene in another car but was followed by a good Samaritan, according to police. Batavia police stopped her, and she was taken to a hospital with burns not considered life-threatening.

Charges are pending against the woman, Aurora police said on Tuesday night.

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