Huffpost Divorce

Bad Break Up: Jennifer Colwell Charged With Lingerie Store Arson

Posted: Updated:

DANA POINT, Calif. -- Authorities say a California woman believed to be distraught over a breakup was charged with trying to torch a lingerie store where her ex-boyfriend bought underthings.

Prosecutors say 42-year-old Jennifer Colwell pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to felony arson.

Orange County sheriff's spokesman Jim Amormino says Colwell was apparently distraught over the failed relationship.

KCBS-TV ( says the breakup led Colwell to stuff a pillowcase with gifts her ex bought at Intimate Obsessions.

Investigators say she then went to the Dana Point store early Tuesday, soaked the pillowcase in gasoline and set it on fire in an attempt to burn down the business.

Firefighters extinguished the blaze before it spread to the lingerie store.


Related on HuffPost:

10 Weird Divorce Stories
Share this
Current Slide

Suggest a correction

Around the Web

Bad Breakup? 10 Things To Remember | YourTango

Bad Breakup? How to Get Beyond Closure | Psychology Today

8 Bad Reasons to Break Up - eHarmony Advice

Bad Breakup? Try the Vendetta Technique! - Shape

George Clooney & Stacy Keibler's Love Remains Intact After Another Storm Of ...

Bad breakup lands numerous charges in drunken rampage