Woman allegedly sets ex-boyfriend’s van on fire in Aurora
By Erika Wurst firstname.lastname@example.org January 28, 2014 6:10PM
Updated: March 3, 2014 3:11PM
A Rochelle woman was injured Tuesday morning after she allegedly set her ex-boyfriend’s car on fire while she was still inside it.
Aurora police said they were called to a home in the 1200 block of Lake Street for reports of a burning vehicle. When they arrived, they found a van fully engulfed in flames. Police said a witness saw the female occupant flee the scene in a different vehicle, and followed the car toward Batavia.
Batavia police conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle, and learned that the woman and the van’s owner had been involved in a past relationship.
The two had apparently gotten into an argument about infidelity, when a physical fight ensued.
Police said that following the fight, the man walked away from the van, leaving the woman inside.
It was then that she allegedly doused the van with a flammable fluid, and set the van on fire while she was still seated inside.
The woman was taken to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries. As of Tuesday evening, she was still being treated.
Police said charges are pending.