Columbus police say a 37-year-old Columbus woman threw lighter fluid onto the floor near a 36-year-old Columbus man.
According to a police report, Victoria Burton was arrested and charged with simple assault for the act.
Police say the incident occurred around 7:15 a.m. on Saturday in an apartment on Beacon Avenue.
The victim told police that his girlfriend sprayed lighter fluid near the bed where he was lying.
There was a lit cigarette.
Policed say Burton told officers she never intended on lighting the fluid and that she was just attempting to scare him.