A Florida man set fire to his wife’s home.
A Florida man set fire to his wife’s home with a vehicle painted similar to the Dodge Charger featured on the show Dukes of Hazzard, according to the police statement. The man was arrested after he tried to evade the police at high speed.
Oswald Pereira has been charged with arson, evade the law, evade the police, assault with a deadly weapon, and nonviolent resistance, Click Orlando reports. Police said in a statement that Pereira set the house on fire after arguing with her husband.
During a chase between Pereira and the police, Pereira left the Dodge Charger and switched to the GMC Yukon. This point, where the video recording also started, helped the authorities on Pereira’s journey to the other district while hiding in the closet of a house.
A neighbor shared this video of the home deputies say was set on fire by the homeowner’s ex-husband on Tuesday. Luis Pereira faces charges of arson and fleeing & eluding law enforcement after investigators say he led them on a chase into Levy County. https://t.co/YdhynWIBiZ pic.twitter.com/9UL3LWcUCA
— Mark Lehman (@MarkLehman6) May 15, 2019
This event may sound like a movie scene. However, the fact that Pereira was burned more than 15 percent of her body, arrested and taken to the hospital makes the event real.
The only person who was harmed in the arson incident was the living criminal himself. According to information received from his neighbors, Pereira was a former horse jockey who loved his job and family and was also a good person. They think he must be extremely miserable to start the fire. However, this is not the first time Pereira has faced these crimes. In 2018, complaints of theft and domestic violence were previously reported.
There is no information about Pereira’s condition yet.
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