Man arrested for allegedly threatening to set car and house on fire

Alejandro Espinoza-Melendez
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LAREDO, Texas (KGNS) - A man is arrested for allegedly threatening to set a house and a vehicle on fire.

Laredo Police say 30-year-old Alejandro Espinoza Melendez is accused in the case.

According to Laredo police on Saturday June 24th at around 8:30 in the morning, officers were called out to a home at the 4200 block of San Agustin Avenue where a vehicle was reportedly set on fire.

When officers arrived at the home they met with a woman who said that a man known to her (Melendez) was staying at her house.

The woman said that Melendez got into a dispute with her husband on the phone and became angry.

When the woman asked Melendez to leave the residence he allegedly threatened to burn the house and her vehicle.

The next morning at around five in the morning the woman discovered that her pickup truck was set on fire and damaged extensively.

Laredo Police arrested Melendez and charged him with making threats to commit an offense involving violence to property and commit arson to the victim’s residence and vehicle.

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