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Woman Sets Roommate On Fire Over Spaghetti

A Florida woman is in police custody after authorities say she became so irate that her roommate threw out a plate of spaghetti and meatballs that she doused him in acetone and set him ablaze.

Bay News 9 reports:

Clearwater police have arrested a woman they say doused her roommate with nail polish remover and set him on fire.

Around 2:30 a.m., 33-year-old Melissa Dawn Sellers got into an argument with 42-year-old Carlos Ortiz Jr. at a home on the 300 block of Gunn Avenue.

The two had been drinking, and Sellers doused Ortiz’s upper body with nail polish remover and ignited with him a lighter or cigarette, police said.

According to Ortiz’s friend and witness, Ines Causevic, Sellers was angry at Ortiz because he had thrown out her spaghetti and meatballs.

“She was setting little objects on fire, then that turned into pouring nail polish remover all over him, and then all of a sudden, the lighter sparked and he lit on fire,” said Causevic.

Causevic said she threw water on Ortiz and tore his shirt off, trying to put out the fire.

“When he got up, his face was like melting off, it was pink and sore,” said Causevic. “His lips were burning.”

Ortiz was taken to Tampa General Hospital, where he is listed in critical condition with burns to his face, chest and shoulders.

Sellers left the scene before police arrived, but returned later from her stepfather’s home nearby and was arrested, police said.

She was charged with aggravated battery.


SMH @ her having a fit over spaghetti. Do better!



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