Police: Man sprayed wife with hairspray, lit her on fire

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Baton Rouge, Louisiana, man has been arrested after police say he lit his wife on fire during an argument.

The Advocate reports police arrested 28-year-old John Emmett Harleaux on Tuesday on a felony count of domestic abuse battery by burning.

An arrest report shows Harleaux began spraying his wife with hairspray during a September argument at their home. When the woman called her mother, the report says Harleaux pulled out a lighter and lit the flammable hairspray on fire.

The woman suffered second- and third-degree burns on her arm, shoulder and back.

It’s not immediately clear whether Harleaux has an attorney.

 

 

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