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Thursday, September 25, 2008

Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizer Used in Fire Bombing: Maine Woman Indicted

We couldn't have made this story up..courtesy of Bangor (Maine)

Woman accused of trying to burn boyfriend’s car
By Eric Russell
BDN Staff

BANGOR, Maine — A woman who last month allegedly tried to set fire to her boyfriend’s car using alcohol-based hand sanitizer was indicted Monday by a Penobscot County grand jury.

Eliza Thornley, 21, a transient, was charged with Class A arson, aggravated criminal mischief and criminal mischief.

Assistant District Attorney Greg Campbell said the charge was warranted particularly because the situation in early August could have been much worse.

“She apparently was upset at a guy, so she took a bottle of hand sanitizer, which has alcohol, put it on his car and then lit a match,” Campbell said. “The car burned near the wheel-well in the rear, but it was right near the gas tank, so it could have been much more dangerous. Someone could have been hurt.”

Also indicted Monday was Todd Ingalls, 32, of Bangor on three counts of felony assault related to an incident last month.

Just another reason why alcohol-based hand sanitizers should be favor of alcohol-free alternatives...we still think Soapopular remains the most popular of choices..Hy5 is a good one too

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