Police: Ex-girlfriend accused of setting man's clothes on fire in Phoenix

Posted at 1:09 PM, Oct 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-06 21:30:21-04

A woman is accused of using hairspray to set a pile of her ex-boyfriend’s clothes on fire.

Court records show that on October 1, a woman went over to her ex-boyfriend's home and allegedly set his clothes on fire, cut up his new couch and texted him saying he would never see his children again.

Police say witnesses saw a woman and a man run from the house after it caught fire and drove away in a truck.

When firefighters arrived, they reportedly found a fire in the back bedroom. Crews were also able to show police points of a possible break-in including a bedroom window that was broken out and a front door that was left open.

The homeowner informed police his ex-girlfriend, 34-year-old Julianne Wooster, was supposed to pick up some of her stuff that he had left in the garage for her.

He told police that after texting Wooster asking about their daughters she replied saying he was never going to see them again and that they were dead.

According to police, the victim was able to lead them to a friend’s home where he believed they may find Wooster.

Police did find her at a home near 69th Avenue and Bethany Home Road and made an arrest.

Wooster told police the location of the children, where they were found safe. She also reportedly admitted to using hairspray to set the clothes on fire in the bedroom.

Wooster has been charged with arson and criminal damage.