An Iowa Woman Wanted to Know Why She and Her Ex-Girlfriend Broke Up. So She Showed Up to Her House with a Blowtorch to Talk, Cops Say.

Iowa Woman Accused of Showing Up to Ex's House With Blowtorch
Source: Pottawattamie County Sheriff's Office; Mega

With blowtorch in hand, Corrine Perez allegedly showed up to her ex-girlfriend's house to discuss why they broke up, police said.

Nov. 15 2023, Published 2:03 p.m. ET

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An Iowa woman is facing multiple charges after she allegedly started a fire, stole her ex-girlfriend’s car and then rammed it into other vehicles before fleeing the scene, according to police.

On Nov. 11, Corrine Perez, 21, allegedly showed up unannounced to a residence in Council Bluffs, according to court documents obtained by KETV.

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Authorities said Perez’s ex-girlfriend told them Perez was upset their relationship ended and she showed up at the home with a blowtorch to discuss the reasons why they broke up.

Perez then allegedly lit paper towels on fire in the doorway next to the kitchen and threw a phone belonging to her ex’s daughter onto the ground as she was trying to call 911, according to the court documents.

After throwing the cell phone, Perez allegedly took her ex’s keys, rammed the vehicle into her own truck and two other vehicles belonging to her ex's neighbors and then fled the scene, court documents claim.

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Perez returned to the scene while officers were still present and she was taken into custody, officials said.

She was booked into the Pottawattamie County Jail and charged with first-degree arson, criminal mischief, theft, criminal trespassing, and reckless driving, according to authorities.


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