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Man who tried to set mom on fire, Matthew Paul Kelly, now in custody

1:14 PM, Oct 10, 2012   |    comments
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Lake Wales, FL-- Matthew Kelly, the man who reportedly poured gasoline on his mother and attempted to set her on fire, has since been taken into custody by Lake Wales Police officers.

According to reports, Kelly became enraged when his mother drove him to fill up his car, which ran out of gas, on Tuesday. 

When the mother attempted to take him to the hospital, instead of to the car that was out of gas, he pulled on her steering wheel until she pulled over.

It was then that Kelly drenched her with the gasoline, and reached into his pocket for what the mother thought was a lighter, because of earlier threats to kill the both of them. 

He left the scene by the time police arrived to the mother's report, bu they have since located him, arrested him, and charged him with Aggravated Assault and Simple Battery.

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