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Monday, November 5, 2012

Jealous Ex-Boyfriend Charged with Arson

A man who was apparently jealous because his ex-girlfriend was living with another man is accused of trying to burn down an apartment house where she was living.

City Police say in a news release that 22-year-old Justin “Fuzzy” Schlopy went to 54 Elm Street on August 24, filled a garbage can with clothes and a flammable liquid and set it on fire.

The fire left nine people homeless and killed several dogs, cats and birds. In July, Schlopy allegedly tried to set the same building on fire using gasoline.

He is charged with arson and related offenses and is in McKean County Jail in lieu of $100,000 bail.

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