The Bensalem Police have a local man in custody for allegedly firebombing his ex-girlfriend’s home early Christmas morning.
Andrew Bailey was already facing charges of strangling and assaulting his former lover on Nov. 30. Now he is in prison awaiting trial on felony charges of arson, risking catastrophe, and more than a dozen other related charges.
Officers responded to a residence in the 900 block of Bristol Pike early Tuesday morning after the homeowner woke up to the sound of a smashed window.
He went downstairs shortly after 2:00 a.m. to find a flaming glass jar burning on his living room floor. Police later confirmed the apparatus was a firebomb.
Luckily a neighbor was able to help extinguish the flame before anyone was seriously injured. After the chaos settled, the homeowner reported to police he saw two men fleeing the scene, including Bailey.
Police stated roughly ten people were in the adjourning homes, adding ten misdemeanor counts of recklessly endangering another person to Bailey’s list.
District Judge Jean Seaman set bail at 10% of $500,000, with a preliminary hearing scheduled for Jan. 15.