Woman burns down the house of a man who invited her for sex but fell asleep


A New Jersey woman reacted badly after she showed up at the home of a man who allegedly texted her for sex at 4 a.m. on Aug. 4, then fell asleep before she arrived.

Taija Russell, 29 upon arriving at the victim’s home, called the man eight times, but he didn’t pick up, according to police.

Russell went to a Woodbury, N.J., gas station, bought lighter fluid and a lighter, and started the unidentified caller’s home afire with him inside, according to USA Today.

She allegedly texted the man “I see you wanna die” and “You wasted my money to come out here” before she set the building ablaze.

The victim escaped through a window, but suffered “burns and smoke inhalation.” Wearing only a T-shirt and covered in soot, he ran to a nearby police station around 4:30 a.m. to get help.

Police said the home and its contents were completely destroyed, though firefighters saved the man’s dog.

Russell was reportedly arrested Tuesday on charges including arson and attempted murder. She was held without bail.

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