Man tries to set ex-girlfriend on fire

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A man tried to set his ex-girlfriend on fire in Dayton.

Officers were called to a home located in the 1100 block of West Grand Avenue Friday morning.

According to reports, the woman told dispatchers her ex-boyfriend poured lighter fluid on a blanket she was sleeping under and tried to light it.

The report also stated the blanket had a one foot in size diameter burn hole in it.

The 44-year-old victim had a small blister on the palm of her hand from being burnt but she refused medical treatment.

Police arrested 32-year-old Andre Painter near Grandview Hospital.

He is being charged with felonious assault and arson. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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