NJ Woman Torched Man’s Home After Four AM Booty Call Fizzled, Police Allege


A New Jersey woman set fire to a man’s home after accepting a booty call invitation only to discover when she arrived that he had fallen asleep, police charge.

According to cops, 29-year-old Taija Russell torched the victim’s home around four AM on August 4. Russell was arrested this week on several felony charges, including attempted homicide, aggravated arson, and aggravated assault.

Investigators say that when Russell (seen above) arrived at the residence, the snoozing man did not hear her at the front door. He also did not respond to series of text messages sent by Russell.

Unable to contact the man, cops say, Russell went to a nearby gas station, where she purchased lighter fluid, matches, and a cigarette lighter. She then returned to the property and allegedly set a fire outside the door.

The victim, who escaped the flames through a window, was transported to a local hospital “suffering from burns and smoke inhalation,” cops reported. The man’s dog was rescued from the home by firefighters.

Russell was busted Tuesday and booked into the Salem County jail, where she is being held without bail.

Source: Thesmokinggun.com