Man arrested after homeless women’s blankets set on fire

State News

February 5, 2019 - 9:51 AM

PITTSBURG, Kan. (AP) — Pittsburg police say a man is being held on $100,000 bail after he allegedly tried to start a homeless woman’s blankets on fire while she slept.

Police say in a news release that the woman, Chrystal Thompson, originally thought a hand warming device accidentally set her blankets on fire Thursday night while she slept in the alcove of a business.

The Pittsburg Morning Sun reports the business owner told police Friday that surveillance video showed a man intentionally setting Thompson’s blankets on fire and walking away.

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