Police arrested a Connecticut man accused of trying to set his girlfriend on fire with Amaretto.
Vernon police said they responded to a domestic disturbance on Terrace Drive just before 3:30 a.m. Friday and found a woman who’d been soaked in the hard alcohol.
The victim told officers that Ramon Gomez, 32, of 39 Flower Street in Manchester, had poured liquor on her and tried to set her ablaze several times with a disposable lighter after they got into a physical fight. Gomez was not able to burn the woman, police said.
Several young children were nearby and were splashed by the alcohol, police said.
The victim escaped from the apartment with the children and reached a family member, who called police.
Police said the children were not injured and the state Department of Children and Families was notified.
Gomez also left the Vernon address. Manchester police took him into custody at his home.
Gomez is being held at the Vernon Police Department in lieu of a $100,000 bond. He was charged with first-degree criminal attempted assault, first-degree reckless endangerment, second-degree breach of peace and risk of injury.
He is scheduled to appear in Rockville Superior Court this morning.