A Wisconsin woman was arrested for taking the law into her own hands after she caught her ex-boyfriend with another woman.
Kelly S. Hayes, of Madison, is accused of smashing out the windows of a car owned by her ex-boyfriend, then pouring an accelerant inside the car and setting it on fire.
The arson incident happened on the South Side on Tuesday, police say. The crime of passion was caught on cellphone video and uploaded to Facebook.
Police and fire crews responded to an apartment complex on the 2000 block of Greenway Cross around 5 p.m. The car, a Chevy Impala, was already engulfed in flames by the time fire crews arrived to put out the blaze.
A witness told police that a woman armed with a baseball bat broke out the windows on the car before dousing the car with gas and setting it on fire.
Cell phone video shows a woman wearing a black hoodie, face mask and gloves setting the car on fire. A small explosion knocked the women to the ground before she grabbed a red gas can and ran off.
Another witness got the license plate number of the car the scorned woman drove off in. Police ran the license plate and linked it to Hayes, 34, who had a past relationship with the unidentified car owner, police say.
Hayes was arrested and charged with suspicion of arson and criminal damage to property. She showed no remorse for her crime in her smiling mugshot.
The car is a total loss, police said.