Man Arrested and Charged After Setting His Cousin’s Car On Fire, Reports Say His Cousin Is Also His Girlfriend

Miami Dade County

37-year-old Melvin Alain Cintron has been arrested after setting his girlfriend and cousin’s car ablaze. According to the New York Post, the woman is allegedly both his cousin and girlfriend. Cintron was captured on camera setting the Jaguar XE sedan on fire back on April, 29, in front of a home in North Miami

Officials learned the vehicle belonged to his lover and cousin and they recently interviewed her on Monday, per Local 10. Initially, she claimed that her vehicle caught on fire while driving home because she was worried about the repercussions from Cintron. Whenever she discussed the incident concerning her car with investigators, her boyfriend/cousin insisted that the phone be placed on speaker. However, when she was finally able to speak with officials alone, she informed them that she was scared of Cintron because he carried a gun with him at all times. 

The unidentified woman also told authorities that on Friday the suspect stole her purse and abandoned her at a shopping center with no way of returning home. The man allegedly became jealous after he assumed the bartender was flirting with his girlfriend/cousin, leading the odd couple to get into an argument. He later grabbed her purse, which had $1,200 cash inside of it, officials say. 

Cintron was charged with second-degree arson and third-degree grand theft. 

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