[symple_googlemap title=”House on fire Vermont Knolls” location=”455 West 84th St., Los Angeles, CA” height=”300″ zoom=”16″]

A domestic dispute led a disgruntled man to try to set his ex-girlfriend’s house on fire Wednesday morning in the Vermont Knolls area of South Los Angeles, authorities said.

Officers were called to a home at 455 West 84th St. at 1:49 p.m. where they learned of the dispute between a woman who lived in the home and her ex- boyfriend, said Sgt. S. Blackman of the Los Angeles Police Department’s 77th Street Station.

The victim’s father told police he smelled something odd inside, Blackman said.

“The suspect was seen in the front yard pouring gasoline into an open window through a screen and attempting to throw a cigarette at the window,” he said.

The man “had several warrants out for his arrest” and was taken into custody, Blackman said.

Arson investigators from the Los Angeles Fire Department were taking over the investigation, Blackman said.

—City News Service

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