Man Arrested for Allegedly Setting Girlfriend on Fire

man allegedly sets girlfriend on fire

Noe Jimenez-Cortes. (BSO)

By Rhonda Oswald

A man was arrested for allegedly setting his girlfriend on fire in North Lauderdale.

The Broward Sheriff’s Office responded to a call at 4:30 a.m on November 2 about a suspicious incident located on the 4300 block of Northwest 54th Street.

When deputies arrived, they located a female who said she was intentionally set on fire by her boyfriend, Noe Jimenez-Cortes, 40, of North Lauderdale.

According to the report, Jimenez-Cortes allegedly poured an accelerant on her body and ignited the fire with a cigarette.

The suspect fled the scene before officers arrived. However, Jimenez-Cortes was later taken into custody by BSO Monday evening.

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