Man falls asleep after calling 'side chick' for sex, she then allegedly sets his home ablaze

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Don’t leave your side chick hanging or she’ll allegedly torch your home.

That’s what cops from Woodbury, N.J. said happened to a man’s home recently after he made a booty call to a woman and fell asleep, standing her up outside his home in the process.

Seething, the woman, Taija Russell, allegedly sent heated texts to the unnamed man, the New York Post reported.

“You wasted my money to come out here, Russell reportedly texted, which were later intercepted by police.  “I see you wanna die.”


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On 8/4/19 Woodbury Police Officers were dispatched to 217 S. Barber Ave for a dwelling fire. Upon arrival, Officers...

Posted by Woodbury City Police Department- NJ on Thursday, August 15, 2019

The victim told cops he woke up on Aug. 4 to eight missed calls and texts from the woman and his home up in flames. Wearing only a T-shirt, the man reportedly ran almost half a kilometre from his flame-engulfed home to a police station.

The man was “covered head to toe in soot and ash” when cops talked to him, as reported by the Cherry Hill Courier-Post.

He told cops Russell was his “side chick” whom he had sexual relations with.

Security cameras caught footage of Russell outside the man’s home “just prior to the fire” buying matches, lighter fluid and a lighter at a nearby gas station.

Firefighters managed to rescue the man’s dog from the fire, but noted the home and its contents “were completely destroyed,” according to the Courier-Post.

Russell was arrested on Aug. 5 and charged with attempted murder, aggravated arson endangering and criminal mischief.

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