Officials: Man attempted to firebomb ex-girlfriend’s home on Christmas

Kim Glovas
December 28, 2018 - 3:40 pm

Courtesy of the Bucks County District Attorney's Office

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BENSALEM, P.a. (KYW Newsradio) — A Bensalem man is behind bars after police say he attempted to firebomb his ex-girlfriend's home on Christmas morning.

Bensalem Public Safety Director Fred Harran said police are lucky to be putting this guy in prison.

"This is the type of guy that Lifetime movies are made of," he said. "Stalking her and harassing her. A month before that he tried strangling her, and now he tried, basically, killing her and her family."

Harran said the ex-girlfriend has a protection from abuse order against 19-year-old Andrew Bailey, but to no avail.

"Bailey was having ongoing domestic issues with his girlfriend, and on Christmas morning, he decided to bring his issues to a conclusion by firebombing her house," Harran explained.

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Police say the suspect threw a lit “Molotov cocktail” through a screened window, and the screen prevented the fire from spreading.

One of the people, inside the home, was able to get the device outside and a neighbor helped put out the fire.

Bailey is now being held in the Bucks County Correctional Facility on $500,000 bail.

He faces felony charges of arson with danger of death, and 10 counts of recklessly endangering the 10 people who were in the building.