Man accuses wife of being unfaithful, tries to burn down house, police say

YOUNGSTOWN, OH (WKBN) – A man is in Mahoning County Jail without bond, accused of trying to burn down his house after a fight with his wife.

Police went to the Wells Court home on Monday evening and ordered Michael Crytzer, Sr. out of the house.

Police said he had set the curtains on fire at the home. His wife told police that he was upset when she came home from work late and believed she was being unfaithful, according to a police report.

She told police that Crytzer would have killed her if she was not holding her grandchild at the time, the report said.

A neighbor heard the yelling and ran over, wrestling with Crytzer and forcing him onto the porch. The woman then escaped with the child until police arrived.

Police said Crytzer was highly intoxicated at the time of his arrest and threatened officers by saying they would be “laying dead in the streets” one day.

He is charged with aggravated 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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