A Miami woman is charged with a felony after police reported she set fire to her Tinder date and his car, according to an arrest report USA today. The incident occurred on November 25 between Destiny Lenai Johnson and a man she once met in person after connecting on the dating app Tinder.
The man told police that Johnson messaged him around 5 a.m. and asked to meet at her hotel. At the meeting she demanded money from him. When he declined, she became agitated and, according to his report, poured a gasoline-like substance onto the passenger seat and lit it with a lighter.
According to court records, Johnson is charged with aggravated assault, attempted murder and arson. She was taken into custody Monday and is currently being held in a Miami-Dade County jail on $10,000 bail on each charge.
She reportedly told police during the incident that she believed she was a victim of human trafficking and that she had been asked to engage in sexual acts in exchange for money, which she refused. However, she admitted pouring gasoline into the man’s car and setting it on fire.
On Nov. 25, Johnson was arrested after police accused her of starting her Tinder date in a fit of rage and setting his car on fire outside a Holiday Inn Express & Suites hotel in Kendall, Florida.
However, the man told police that Johnson approached the car with a 1-gallon Zephyrhills jug containing a yellow liquid. He further told police that she leaned in to talk to him and claimed she was asking for money to repair her vehicle. He responded that he didn’t appreciate being invited for money, but he gave her $60 to help her, he told police.
The man revealed that her mood changed and she screamed, “You’re after me!”
She then poured the jug into the passenger seat, he said, adding that when he tried to squeeze it out, he doused himself and Johnson with the liquid while she took out a lighter and lit it on fire, the report said.
He said he rolled on the ground to put out the flames, pulled a gun from his waistband and pointed it at her in case she tried to set him on fire again, the report said.
Johnson then fled the scene and the car burst into flames. Looking for help, he turned to the hotel’s front desk.
A few hours later, a 911 call reported a naked woman with burns less than a mile away, claiming she had caused a vehicle to explode.
Both the man and Johnson were treated at a local hospital for their burns.
Source : www.ndtv.com