Woman sets roommate on fire because he threw away her meatballs

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CLEARWATER, Fla. — Police have arrested a woman they say drenched her roommate with nail polish remover and set him on fire — all because he’d tossed out her spaghetti and meatballs.

At about 2:30 a.m., according to Bay News 9, Melissa Dawn Sellers, 33, began arguing with Carlos Ortiz Jr., 42.

The two had been drinking, and Sellers poured nail polish remover over his upper body and ignited with him a lighter or cigarette, police said.

According to a friend who witnessed the incident, Sellers was angry because Ortiz had thrown out her meal.  When Ortiz got up, his face was “melting off,” the friend said. “His lips were burning.”

Ortiz was taken to the hospital, where he is in critical condition with burns to his face, chest and shoulders.

Sellers has been charged with aggravated battery.

SOURCE: Bay 9 News.