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Police say Fredrick Taylor set fire to his ex-girlfriend's clothes

3:29 PM, Jan 11, 2013   |    comments
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Tampa, Florida -- Tampa Police have arrested a man who they say intentionally set fire to his ex-girlfriend's clothes that spread into the home.

Police say on Thursday Fredrick Taylor doused clothing and other items in accelerant and set them on fire in the exterior laundry room of the home in the 1200 block of 99th Avenue which then spread to the rest of the home. Three people inside at the time were able to escape without injury. 

Taylor's ex-girlfriend, who was home at the time, told police Taylor had threatened her earlier in the day. Witnesses also told police they saw Taylor running from the home just after the fire started.

Citizen tips lead police to Taylor's location Friday and he was arrested without incident in the 1300 block of Humphrey Street. He has been charged with arson.

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