San Diego Police are looking for a 35-year-old man accused of lighting his girlfriend’s Chula Vista home on fire after the two had a fight at a San Diego party Saturday night.
Jose Germain Rodriguez-Perez and his girlfriend, who was not named, were at a party in San Diego when they got into a fight and he allegedly struck her, reports FOX 5. Police were called by someone at the party, but Rodriguez-Perez fled in his girlfriend’s vehicle before they arrived.
He then headed to the woman’s home in Chula Vista. The woman’s adult daughter was sleeping in the home at the time, but awoke to Rodriguez Perez threatening to burn the house down. She exited the home and he began dousing the inside of the house with gasoline, according to police.
Officers arrived at the residence to find it on fire. Firefighters put out the blaze, but the home was gutted, reports the LA Times.
Police are asking anyone who has seen Rodriguez Perez to contact them. He is Hispanic, 5 feet 4 and 175 pounds with black hair, brown eyes and a mustache. He has a large tattoo spelling out “Rodriguez” across his upper back and shoulders.
If you have info, call police at (619) 691-5151 or (619) 476-5374.