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Tampa man accused of pouring gas, lighting woman on fire

TAMPA — A 67-year-old man was arrested Saturday for lighting a woman on fire inside his car.

Ulysses Chapman of Tampa was arguing with Anita Michelle Ahmadi, 40, inside his car when he poured gasoline on her and lit the fuel, an arrest report shows. Ahmadi sustained serious burns.

Ahmadi was taken to Tampa General Hospital. Her condition was unknown Tuesday.

Chapman's car was also damaged by the blaze. Police would not say Tuesday what the argument was about.

Chapman was arrested and faces charges of aggravated battery causing great bodily harm, second-degree arson and two counts of cocaine possession.

He was booked into the Hillsborough County jail, where he remained Tuesday without bail.

Tampa man accused of pouring gas, lighting woman on fire 08/21/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, August 21, 2012 1:59pm]
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