Several dogs injured in alleged arson

    12:03 PM, Oct 12, 2012   |    comments
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    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The Pulaski County Sheriff's office says a suspect threw gasoline into a Little Rock home and set it on fire, injuring the family's dogs. 

    The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office got a call about a house on fire on Foxridge Road. When they arrived the family had put out the visible flames with a garden hose.

    The homeowner's stepson says that he was lying on the couch when he heard a loud noise in the kitchen. The stepson says he saw a man standing in the kitchen with the back door open. He says the man made an underhanded throwing gesture like you would with a bucket of water, then heard a loud bang and the kitchen area lit on fire.

    The stepson says the suspect then ran out the back door. The stepson started yelling to wake up his family as he ran into the kitchen. He says he saw the fire had trapped and injured the family dogs that were crated in the kitchen.

    The family's oldest dog got gasoline on it and was on fire, but the family put out the flames. The Sheriff's Office says all of the family's dogs were injured in some way due to the fire and the oldest had the most severe injuries.

    The homeowner told the Sheriff's Office that he noticed a five gallon gas can sitting on the back deck that wasn't his and didn't belong there. He thinks the suspect used that can. The suspect is described as being about six feet tall and weighing 200 pounds.

    The home received $15,000 worth of damage and no one in the family, aside from the dogs, was injured.

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