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Woman Set on Fire Her Boyfriend after Spaghetti and Meatballs row

A woman in Florida has doused her boyfriend with nail polish remover and set him alight after a dispute over their dinner.

According to police in the town of Clearwater, Melissa Dawn Sellers used a lighter or cigarette to set Carlos Ortiz Jr her boyfriend on fire.

“She was setting little objects on fire, then that turned into pouring nail polish remover all over him, and then all of a sudden, the lighter sparked and he lit on fire,” witness Ines Causevic, a friend of the victim, told Bay News 9.

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Ortiz was taken to Tampa General Hospital, where he is listed in critical condition with burns to his face, chest and shoulders.

Clearwater Police said that Sellers left home before they arrived. She was arrested when she returned after visiting her stepfather’s home.

Sellers has been charged with aggravated battery and held in Pinellas County jail. A judge denied her bond because she had violated her probation. She was arrested for battery in 2008