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Man Sets House On Fire After He Was Refused Prescription Drugs

Written by Eliza Player on Monday, 02 April 2012. Posted in Prescription Drugs

Man Sets House On Fire After He Was Refused Prescription Drugs

San Antonio investigators arrest a man who they suspect started a fire in a residence, after a woman, and the home’s owner, refused to give him prescription drugs.

According to, a 35-year-old man was arrested on a charge of arson. The arrest affidavit came after the owner of the home called 911, realizing she was trapped in an upstairs bedroom by the fire on the stairway. She admits to having let the arson suspect in her home earlier that evening to talk to him about his troubles. He soon became aggressive, demanding her prescription drugs and beating her with a stick when she refused. She escaped to an upstairs bedroom, where she began packing her belongings. When she went to leave, the fire was raging.

Authorities on the scene claim they had a difficult time getting the arson suspect to leave the burning property.

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Eliza Player

Eliza Player

I have been writing as long as I can remember, even carrying tattered notebooks with me through the streets and strip clubs of New Orleans, in the midst of my heroin addiction. I lived a life saturated in heroin until Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, leaving me to fend for myself, eventually facing my demons and coming face to face with my addiction. I have been clean for five years, and since then I have become a mother, graduated college, and started a writing career. I have a B.A. in Mass Media Communication, with a minor in Journalism. I have also written one published book, Through Both Hell and High Water: A Memoir of Addiction and Hurricane Katrina, which tells the story of those dark days I spent in New Orleans after the storm, battling with addiction amidst a natural disaster. I am the blogger and news curator for RecoveryNowTV, and I love sharing the stories of the world, as well as my own personal journey, with my readers. I hope that my words can touch others out there, struggling with addiction.

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