A woman allegedly tried to set her ex-boyfriend’s house on fire July 22 in North Carolina, but instead burned down a stranger’s porch.
The homeowner was alarmed by a different neighbor, who witnessed 49-year-old Christie Louise Jones’ alleged efforts to start a fire at the house. Jones managed to set the porch on fire with bundles of wood and oil before the homeowner got outside, WRAL reported.
A neighbor of the victim, and Jones’ ex-boyfriend, matched his description to the former girlfriend, WBTW reported. Officials suspect Jones intended to damage her ex-boyfriend’s house, instead. (RELATED: REPORT: Woman Allegedly Stabs Date During Sex In Revenge For US Killing Qasem Soleimani)
Christie Louise Jones Had a Masterplan to Get Back at Her Ex-Boyfriend Who Recently Broke Up With Her; She Planned on Burning Down His House to Show Him She Was The Boss, But She Made One Crucial Mistake…She Burned Down Wrong Home https://t.co/cFwWDTNEBg pic.twitter.com/dcieKOovTf
— Robert Littal BSO (@BSO) July 27, 2022
In an attempt to put out the fire, the homeowner looked for a garden hose that was sealed off by the woman with a flex seal, police said. He also found burning wood next to a propane bottle, WBTV reported.
Jones fled the scene once the resident threatened her with a rifle, but the resident reportedly memorized her license plate and car. The total damage on the property is estimated at $20,000, according to WRAL. (RELATED: Guy gets revenge on ex-girlfriend on CSPAN2)
Authorities charged Jones with felony first-degree arson, assault with a deadly weapon and larceny of an animal, police said.