Police: Man Tried to Burn Home With Family Inside

Wednesday, Aug 14, 2013  |  Updated 11:57 AM EDT
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Police: Man Tried to Burn Home With Family Inside

Waterbury Police

William Mosely is accused of trying to burn down his apartment with his girlfriend and children inside.

A Waterbury man is accused of attempting to burn down a home with his girlfriend and two children inside.

Police told the Republican-American newspaper
that William Mosley was arrested on Sunday night after dousing the inside of the home on Waterville Street with gasoline.

Mosley poured gasoline throughout the apartment after arguing with his girlfriend, police said.

The Republican American reports that it appears that Mosley believed that his girlfriend was in a relationship with his cousin and he was upset after she gave him some food.

Witness told police Mosley tried to mop up the gas after one of the children ran out of the multi-family house calling for help.

Police say they found him hiding on a second-floor porch with a lighter in his hand.

He is being held in lieu of $250,000 bond on charges including attempted arson. It was not immediately clear if he had hired an attorney.

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