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Man charged with arson after breakup

Emil Whitis • Apr 28, 2013 at 5:40 PM

An already heated break up literally burst into flames Saturday morning on Milan Road when a Sandusky man allegedly set fire to a greeting card and tossed it underneath his girlfriend's car. 

Dustin Austin, 26, was charged with aggravated arson, assault and domestic violence.  Police got the call at about 6:30 a.m.


The girlfriend, identified as 20-year-old Ashley Simons, said she'd just broke up with her boyfriend and "he (was) not taking it well." 


"At about 4:30 a.m. this morning, Austin started to gather Simons' clothing into trash bags and place them into the trunk of his vehicle," a Sandusky police report said. "She pleaded for him to stop with him refusing." 


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