Man accused of burning down woman’s home after she rejected him on Facebook

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FRANKFORT, Kentucky- A man in Kentucky is facing charges of arson and burglary after authorities said he set a woman’s house on fire when she rejected him on Facebook.

Police told WLKY that the single mother was being harassed online by the 37-year-old.

“She had some comments posted by this individual on her Facebook page about some pictures she had. She rebuffed those and it’s kind of what set this all in motion,” said Major Robert Warfel, Frankfort Police Department.

The woman’s sister told WLKY that her sister and the suspect were never in a relationship; he was a friend of a friend.

Police said the man got into the woman’s home and started a fire in her bedroom.  Most of the home was destroyed.

 

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