Crime

Columbus Police: Woman throws lighter fluid near man

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.

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