Police: Man sets fire to car because girlfriend didn't wish Happy Valentine's Day | Crime
A Memphis man is accused of setting his ex-girlfriend's car on fire because she did not wish him a Happy Valentine's Day.
J.C. Williams, 48, is charged with aggravated assault and setting fire to personal property.
There are still scorch marks in ex-girlfriend Janice Johnson's driveway.
She said her family had to jump through a window because flames from the burning car blocked her home's front door.
Williams is accused of setting her Saturn on fire around 1:30 a.m. Thursday.
Johnson said she was concerned she was going to be hurt.
"That's why I wanted him to go to jail last night, cause I knew if he didn't go to jail he was going to do something else," she said.
Johnson plans to seek an order of protection in case her ex-boyfriend makes his $40,000 bond.
Police said they found a gas can and matches in his car.