Police: NJ Tenant Facing Eviction Sets Home On Fire

MIDDLETOWN, N.J. (AP) — Aggravated arson charges were filed against a New Jersey man who allegedly set fire to the home he was renting after the owner started eviction proceedings.

Thirty-one-year-old Christopher M. Bossick also faces three counts of criminal mischief in connection with Wednesday’s blaze at the Middletown Township home, which caused more than $2,000 in damage.

Police tell the Asbury Park Press of Neptune that Bossick poured a flammable liquid on some clothing that was placed on a bedroom floor and started the fire before leaving the home.

No injuries were reported in the blaze.

Bossick was being held in the Monmouth County Jail on $50,000 bail, and it was not known Saturday if he had retained an attorney.

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