Man Allegedly Tries to Set Wife on Fire with Cooking Oil

December 24, 2011 Updated Dec 24, 2011 at 1:20 PM EDT

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Man Allegedly Tries to Set Wife on Fire with Cooking Oil

December 24, 2011 Updated Dec 24, 2011 at 1:20 PM EDT

According to the Orlando Sentinel, a 42-year-old Florida man was arrested Thursday on attempted murder charges for allegedly attempting to set his wife on fire with cooking oil.

According to the Sentinel story, police said the man allegedly poured a bottle of cooking oil under the door of the bathroom where the woman was hiding and ignited it with a lighter. The man is facing additional charges because the couple's three children were home at the time of the incident, according to the Sentinel story.

Read the Orlando Sentinel story HERE.